Why Texas Immigrants Need to Apply for a Green Card or Citizenship NOW

Why Texas Immigrants Need to Apply for a Green Card or Citizenship NOW

If you’ve been putting off your immigration application—whether that’s for naturalization, permanent residency, or just about any other application—it’s time to act. The truth is that delaying your application has no benefit over applying today…or better yet, yesterday.

Every second you put off your application is a moment that immigration laws can change, accidents could happen, and your hopes of becoming a citizen of the USA could vanish forever.

This article isn’t meant to scare you or make it seem like the sky is falling. But for Texas immigrants like you, beginning your Texas immigration attorney services application today could mean tons of benefits and rights in the future.

Citizenship Can NEVER Be Taken From You

With a green card, you don’t have a safety net in terms of staying in the country. Your green card can be revoked at any time for a variety of reasons, and you could also be deported for breaking the law, violating the stipulations of your green card, or even just spending too much time outside the country.

As a naturalized citizen, you’re afforded all the same rights as any other American. No deportation, no revoked citizenship—you are now a US citizen, end of story.

In fact, the only way to ‘lose’ your citizenship is if you renounce citizenship yourself, or if you’re discovered to have obtained your citizenship in an illicit manner.

Citizens Can Travel Freely Abroad

As a green card holder, you could lose your card just by staying outside of the US for too long—typically for periods longer than a year when you don’t have a return visa or reentry permit.

US citizens, on the other hand, are free to travel abroad without any time restrictions or return visas.
Citizens Have More Rights

Green card holders don’t have the privilege of full Constitutional rights, such as the right to a passport, the right to complete Social Security benefits, federal and state aid, the right to vote in elections, and the right to seek aid abroad and US consulates and embassies.

As a citizen, you’ll receive all of these rights—and more.

Citizens Have an Easier Time Getting Green Cards for Family Members

As a green card recipient, you’ll have a tough time petitioning for family members to join you in the US.

US citizens, however, are able to sponsor a wider number of family members and face much shorter wait periods. Plus, once you’re naturalized, your parents, children (under the age of 21) and spouse become eligible for United States visas automatically.

What About Green Cards?

While naturalization should be your end goal, obtaining a green card is also vitally important for those on track to naturalization. If you’re eligible for a green card, then apply! There’s no point in waiting, and your green card will net you quite a few benefits such as:

  • No more work permit requirements
  • More benefits, better pay
  • Easier to find work
  • Easier to support a family

But don’t count on these benefits being around forever. You must apply ASAP, because…

Immigration Laws Are Always Changing—Don’t Get Left Behind

Immigration laws have a habit of changing rapidly and unexpectedly, and these changes can leave thousands of immigrants left wondering what to do, with their American Dream possibly lost forever.

Take a look at DACA, which is currently the subject of hot debate in the government. Those who applied for DACA early are on the path towards citizenship, while those who waited have a very uncertain future.

When it comes to your immigration application, waiting just one more day could mean delaying your future indefinitely.

Don’t get left behind.

Are you eligible for a green card or naturalization in Texas? Well, get in touch with us immediately so we can get your application processed right away!

Monument makes dealing with the immigration process cheaper, faster, and way easier than you ever thought possible.

About Mark Naugle

Hey everyone I'm Mark. Ever since graduating from law school in 2009, I've been helping people gain citizenship into the USA. I've represented over 15,000 clients across the country. I love writing about all things immigration law, so subscribe below to get new content delivered to your email inbox.