Unformatted text preview: our country to have more immigrants from countries other than those of Europe. Once in the country if these immigrants could pass the naturalization test they would become U.S. citizens. The rules to becoming a naturalized citizen are as follows: • The immigrants have to be at least 18 years of age. • They must have continuous residence for at least 5 years or 3 years if their spouse is a citizen. • They must have good moral character as determined by the absence of a conviction of selected criminal offences. • They must have the ability to read, write, speak, and understand words of ordinary usage in the English language. • They must be able to pass a test in U.S. government and history. However, one of the main concerns with the immigration policy is what is called the "Brain Drain." This is where professionals or skilled workers are allowed immigration status when they are needed more in their home countries....
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- Winter '09
- Naturalization Act immigrants