Flashcards in Citizenship (LAST TEST!!!) Deck (21)
the largest federal law enforcement agency. Has the main responsibility to detect and prevent the illegal entry of Aliens into the US.
One who owes allegiance to the US; one who is entitled to protection by the US and the constitution
the process in which naturalized citizens may involuntarily lose their citizenship
legal process in which aliens are legally required to leave the US. The 2 common reasons for deportation is illegally entry and the conviction of a serious felony.
Anyone who might pose a threat to safety of others. Criminals, mentally disturbed, drug abusers and addicts
The legal process by which a loss of citizenship occurs
illegal immigration restriction act of 1996
passed by congress in 1996; made it easier to deport illegal aliens
immigration act of 1965
-Eliminated country- based quota system
- allowed as many as 270,000 immigrants
- preference given to immediate real arrives of US citizens and aliens
National Orgiins act of 1929
reduced the maximum quota and let other people form other countries come in.
A way in becoming a US citizen
Entered US illegally or entered legally, but has stayed passed their visa. Aka illegal alien
Where in the Constitution do you find Citizenship?
How can someone become a US citizen? (2 ways)
Naturalization and natural born
What are the responsibilities of a citizen?
be informed, respect diversity, respect other's rights, contribute to the common good
What are the duties of a citizen?
obey laws, defend one nation, pay taxes, serve on juries, vote
What are the requirements of someone who wishes to be naturalized?
at least 18 years old
entered the US legally
lived in the US for at least 5 years
file a petition for naturalization
demonstrate knowledge of US history
pledge an oath of allegiance to the US
What are the steps to naturalization?
- at least 18 years old
- entered US legally
- lived in US for five years
- file a petition for naturalization
- speak English
- show knowledge of US history
Describe immigration during the first 100 years of the US
- Congress made no attempt to regulate immigration in the first hundred years
- immigration to US was promoted
- most immigrants came from northern and Western Europe
When/why did Congress begin regulating immigration?
Page act of 1875 (?)
What has the Supreme Court decided about automatic expatriation?
It is PROHIBITED