Benefits of U.S. Citizenship

As a U.S. citizen, you:
  • Have the right to vote.
  • Can travel with a U.S. passport.
  • Can sponsor family members to immigrate to the U.S.
  • Gain citizenship for your children (under 18).
  • Can run for public office.
  • Can serve on a jury.
  • Have better employment opportunities.
  • Have the right to hold certain government jobs.
  • Have better access to certain educational scholarships.
  • Are eligible for federal benefits, such as public assistance, financial aid for college, etc.
  • Have the self-assurance to become more involved in political, economic, and social institutions.