For many people from all around the world, obtaining citizenship may be a lifelong goal. The path to citizenship can be time-consuming and wrought with confusion for those for whom English is not their first language, and even for those who understand it quite well. For Maryland immigrants in the midst of pursuing citizenship, knowing the pathway to citizenship — along with understanding the possible roadblocks — is important.
There are several reasons the pathway to citizenship may be blocked by Immigration Services. One occurrence that can derail the process is if someone illegally obtained a green card through illegal or illegitimate means. If a person also makes fraudulent claims about being a citizen before he or she is, that person may not be legally able to pursue the process.
There are other obstacles that can cause the process to halt and citizenship to not be granted to a particular individual. One is if a person leaves the country for a significant amount of time. Another obstacle is if a person does not learn the required material or facts regarding government and U.S. history.
Being in the country and in a good moral and legal standing for a certain period of time can ultimately lead to the granting of citizenship. Anyone in Maryland pursuing citizenship may want to learn about the current immigration laws and the process in general. Our website has up-to-date information that can help anyone understand the process and what to expect as he or she works toward citizenship in this country.