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Citizenship in the United States is the legal status given to a legal member of the country. It involves rights, duties, and privileges and is one of the most coveted gifts that the U.S. government can bestow on a person and the most important immigration benefit that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can grant. The road map outlined in this new book will help foreign nationals apply for citizenship and will lead those seeking citizenship to the ...
Citizenship in the United States is the legal status given to a legal member of the country. It involves rights, duties, and privileges and is one of the most coveted gifts that the U.S. government can bestow on a person and the most important immigration benefit that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can grant. The road map outlined in this new book will help foreign nationals apply for citizenship and will lead those seeking citizenship to the fastest and easiest way to do so.
With the guidance of this new and up-to-date book you will learn about the application instructions, procedures, required forms, eligibility information, application requirements, waivers, exceptions, special cases, the naturalization process, application forms, immigration forms, certificates of naturalization, and dual citizenship.
In addition, you will become knowledgeable about the principles of the U.S. Constitution, favorable disposition toward the United States, the benefits of being a citizen, and the responsibilities of being a citizen. You will be provided with information on the interview, sample test questions and answers, a list of all USCIS offices nationwide, a list of U.S. embassies and consulates, and everything else you will need to know to become a United States citizen in no time at all, including how to pass the citizenship test. The companion CD-ROM is included with the print version of this book; however is not available for download with the electronic version. It may be obtained separately by contacting Atlantic Publishing Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president’s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Posted July 27, 2009
This guide book is excellent for those wishing to become citizens of the United States of America or those just wishing to learn more about the process. It contains everything you need to know about obtaining U.S. citizenship.
The guide is divided into two parts. The first part: "How to Become a Citizen of the U.S.A." explains, in detail, the process of becoming a citizen. It includes information on the USCIS; eligibility; prerequisites; visas; residency; Form N-400; the exam; the interview and more. The second part: "How to Study to Become a U.S. Citizen" contains all the study material needed to become a citizen. The chapters include concise lessons on U.S. history and the U.S. government. It also includes English language exercises and a citizenship practice test. One chapter is dedicated to the experiences people have had in obtaining their citizenship, written in their own words. The appendices and glossary are especially informative.
The guide also includes a CD-Rom which complements the material found in the book. The CD-Rom is a great companion to the book, with extras like: more practice exams, forms and study aids. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to become a citizen or for someone who wants to learn more about U.S. citizenship. It is also a great book for anyone wanting to review U.S. history and how our government works (as discussed in part two of the guide.) On an end note, part of the proceeds of the sale of this book go to The Humane Society of America, in memory of Bear, the book publisher's (Atlantic Publishing) beloved dog. It is always nice to know that by purchasing this book, you are also donating to a great cause and getting a very informative read in return.
Posted July 9, 2009
One of the most stressing situations when someone migrates to the US is related to obtaining the legal status as resident or citizen. In any of those cases the uncertainty is abundant. The first thing people think as primary resource is an attorney. Then Internet becomes another clear option, but the amount of available information is overwhelming. Luckily Anita Biase wrote an extraordinary step by step help for those who dream of becoming citizens of the best country in the world.
The book shows the way through simple words. The process we all believe disturbing and annoying is explained in such a way that the reader will feel confident about the information receiving. As a very important factor, the book is totally updated even with the newest USCIS offices addresses and the questions of the most recent approved exam.
The guide contains an extraordinary compilation of data that includes the US Constitution with its amendment, application forms, and the classical glossary of those words involved in the process. Becoming a citizen is not another adventure, it is a very serious decision, the aspirant must be prepared by reading a book like this one. The document is not only very well researched but very well written.
Posted May 12, 2009
In the 'Forward' for Anita Biase's book, "Your U.S. Citizenship Guide," Florida immigration attorney Andrea R. Jacobs, Esq. writes, "The basis for our naturalization process is "good moral character," but as Baise goes through in detail, there is also a lot of paperwork, and potentially, years of waiting to become eligible. However, the slant of Biase's book is that there is no reason not to get ahead, by studying, for the test. Her advice, for meeting this goal is as steady, and consistent as it gets.
This book is designed to help any applicant seeking U.S. citizenship, save money and time by laying out a do-it-yourself guide to getting into the U.S.of A. through the front door, while being very honest about drawbacks if one chooses not to seek legal, or professional help in complicated family circumstances, as one example. In Part I, Baise explains the functions of governmental agencies in place to handle applications, plus the duties and privileges of a citizen. She covers laws, taxes, voting and even some emotional hurdles related to the process to be cautious about. There is a complete discussion related to different categories of immigrants, and their individual options, and locations are provided for service centers around the county. Baise takes her time outlining "good moral character" to include community service and addresses criminal acts that would weigh heavily against an applicant. She finalizes this section with a look at Green Cards and details about obtaining a VISA through marriage, petition or employment. The diversity lottery (DV) program, in which the State Department randomly selects immigrants, to enter the citizenship process is a large part of this, as is serious discourse about humanitarian options for protected persons. The last chapter really looks at Form N-400 - or Application for Naturalization and includes a sample cover letter and tips to ease nerves about reading or speaking in English.
Part 2 reads very much like a high school Civics textbook so that the reader can get a firm handle on American history, from the pilgrims, to the Declaration of Independence, through wars, and the Constitution. The branches of American government are laid out and notable Presidents, updated to include Barack Obama, are listed with details about political parties and the court system. Opportunities to study with others, vocabulary and sample sentence exercises keep readers engaged while encouraging them, to become as fluent as they can before the test, because, Baise hopes, after taking the oath, a reader will be using the language for a long time. The chapter, on the exam itself, is complete with 100 practice questions. Case studies follow from people who have been through the process, even providing personal contact information. These stories contain frustrations, and real life events and a few words from a lawyers' point of view, suggest certain benefits of citizenship and give more contact information.
The "American Facts" and photographs of landmarks and buildings that divide the sections of this book are well selected. The Appendix provides a complete list of counties that accept dual citizenship's, Immigration Acts that have been passed, plus information, about proposed legislation so a reader can keep up with the times, while preparing for their personal future. A breakdown of fees and test answers and a glossary of terms rounds out the end of
Posted May 4, 2009
This is a very useful publication for individuals thinking about, beginning, or completing U. S. naturalization, the process of becoming a United States citizen. Here Blaise (freelance writer; former teacher and author of a story in Chicken Soup for the Souls of Mothers and Sons) divides her book into three parts that are intended to make the oftentimes daunting, overwhelming, and lengthy process of naturalization seem less intimidating, simple, and achievable. In Part 1, she guides readers through what they need to know to become U.S. citizens and explains the processes they will have to complete to achieve citizenship. Blaise covers the definition of a citizen and explains the various types of applicants for citizenship. She discusses eligibility requirements as well as methods for obtaining a green card. She examines the application for citizenship (Form N-400), the citizenship test, the interview before an immigration official, and what happens after the interview. In Part 2, Blaise provides a study guide to the citizenship test, including chapters on American history and government, English- language skills, the U.S. Constitution, and the New Citizenship exam. In her final chapter of Part 2, the author presents case studies of individuals who successfully became U. S. Citizens. Blaise's book also consists of nine appendices, a selective bibliography, glossary, and back- of- the book index as well as a companion CD-ROM that features the Form N-400 (Application for naturalization) with instructions, a 10-minute multimedia presentation on the naturalization process, naturalization guides, study materials, and more. Featuring many supplementary resources, the appendices and CD-ROM nicely complement and enhance the text. While not necessarily a definitive work, this well- organized, concisely- and clearly- presented publication belongs in most public libraries and many school libraries. Recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2009
In Your U.S. Citizenship Guide - What You Need to Know to Pass Your U.S. Citizenship Test, Anita Biase has created a straightforward, easy to read, yet detailed manual on how an immigrant can become a United States citizen. Each year, she writes, the U.S. Government receives over 7.5 million applications for citizenship. Her book details the steps necessary for immigrants to fulfill this dream, from how to apply, to the rights and responsibilities involved with citizenship, to a study guide on taking the citizenship test.
The first part of Biase's book defines what it means to be a naturalized American citizen. She discusses the differences between a US Citizen, a Naturalized Citizen, a Permanent Resident, a refugee or person seeking asylum, nonimmigrants, parolees, undocumented immigrants, and dual citizenship. She notes that, in order to become a U.S. Citizen, one must be at least 18 years of age, have been a legal resident for at least five years, be of good moral character, be loyal to the U.S., and be willing to take an oath of allegiance.
It's not easy to become an American citizen, however. Biase notes that there are many forms which must be filled out and fees to be paid (upwards of $600). Prospective U.S. Citizens must also undergo an interview, and Biase tells immigrants how to dress and prepare for what might be the most important interview of their lives.
Part 2 of Biase's book is a study guide for taking the test to become an American citizen. She lists basics on American history, government, and the Constitution necessary to pass the test. She includes past presidents (all the way up to Barack Obama), how the U.S. Court system works, and major events in U.S. History. She then turns to the English language and reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, and vocabulary. This part of the book is like a mini-Cliffs notes for the American citizenship test, and is quite helpful to the reader.
Biase includes a sample/practice test for U.S. Citizenship. The accompanying CD-Rom contains forms necessary and printable PDF files to help study for the test. A list of past presidents, the entire Constitution and Amendments, and answers to practice tests earlier in the book are comprised in the book's appendices.
The average immigrant will find Biase's book to be helpful. However, if English does not come to him or her easily, some immigrants might need help from a native English speaker/reader in understanding the vast amount of information included in this massive tome.
Posted January 26, 2009
I have read several books on how to become a U.S. citizen, and Anita Biase has put together the most comprehensive book I have seen. At first glance, the process seems overwhelming, and this book seemed daunting when I first opened it. But once I got into it I realized that the material was presented in such a clear, step-by-step process that I felt confident I could just follow along.<BR/><BR/>Your U.S. Citizenship Guide by Anita Biase is a must read for anyone looking to become a U.S. citizen. It gave me all of the information I needed and provided a great step-by-step plan to take me through the process. In addition, there are a great many little things that I discovered about the citizenship process that I hadn¿t heard elsewhere. Do yourself a favor and get this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 26, 2009
This book provides a clear, step-by-step guide to the citizenship process and is an essential read to anyone preparing his or her paperwork to become a U.S. citizen. The guide has information on eligibility, rules, forms and procedures, but also offers a good summary of U.S. history. There are sample questions from the new citizenship exam, and a good overview of the English language requirement, the citizenship interview, and the final ceremony. The CD-ROM can also be used as a study guide for the test. <BR/><BR/>Overall, the book takes a lot of the guesswork out of the application process and breaks down steps very clearly, which is very empowering. I highly recommend this book for those who want to handle the citizenship process by themselves.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.