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“We the People of the United States”

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This is the beginning of a series of post to evaluate the preamble to the U.S. Constitution. English teachers will tell you to write in parts and then put your project completely together. For this, series of evaluations we will be evaluate the parts that produce the completed project.

Lawyers will tell you one thing and a politician will tell you yet another and both will be reading from the same information. Understanding our country at face value has become a lost commodity; not totally but there is no doubt the deliberations continues, and there are plenty. As Americans, we must return to our foundation and stand up for our freedom before it is gone forever.

The first words of our Constitution as a complete document are “We the People of the United States”. The first obvious question is who are the people of the United States? If you Google the question you get 86,200,000 hits in 0.27 seconds. No wonder there is so much confusion, if it takes a computer 0.27 second to come up with a list of answers that long, consider how long it would take a person to read the information. The correct answer is a relatively simple one, below find exerts from the U.S. immigration homepage:

Citizenship through Naturalization

A citizen of the United States is a native-born, foreign-born, or naturalized person who owes allegiance to the United States and who is entitled to its protection. In addition to the naturalization process, the United States recognizes the U.S. citizenship of individuals according to two fundamental principles: jus soli, or right of birthplace, and jus sanguinis, or right of blood.

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship at birth to almost all individuals born in the United States or in U.S. jurisdictions, according to the principle of jus soli. Certain individuals born in the United States, such as children of foreign heads of state or children of foreign diplomats, do not obtain U.S. citizenship under jus soli.

Certain individuals born outside of the United States are born citizens because of their parents, according to the principle of jus sanguinis (which holds that the country of citizenship of a child is the same as that of his / her parents). The U.S. Congress is responsible for enacting laws that determine how citizenship is conveyed by a U.S. citizen parent or parents according to the principle of jus sanguinis. These laws are contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The general requirements for administrative naturalization include:

  • a period of continuous residence and physical presence in the United States;
  • residence in a particular USCIS District prior to filing;
  • an ability to read, write, and speak English;
  • a knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government;
  • good moral character;
  • attachment to the principles of the U.S. Constitution; and,
  • favorable disposition toward the United States.

All naturalization applicants must demonstrate good moral character, attachment, and favorable disposition. The other naturalization requirements may be modified or waived for certain applicants, such as spouses of U.S. citizens. Applicants should review the materials listed under “Related Links” and carefully read the N-400 application instructions before applying.

Note: Recent changes in immigration law and USCIS procedures now make it easier for U.S. military personnel to naturalize (see Naturalization Information for Military Personnel).

Citizenship through Immigration “Green Card”

Apply for lawful permanent residence (LPR), or “green cards”. A “green card” gives you official immigration status (Lawful Permanent Residency) in the United States. The two paths for obtaining a lawful permanent residency or “green card” they are:

  • Immigration through a Family Member
  • Immigration through Employment

Find complete details on how to establish U.S. Citizenship at http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/ . If a person chooses America as their homeland, there is a lawful process, and it does not have 86,200,000 opinions. Thank the Lord God that America is a land of opportunity. As American citizens we should insure the lawyer and politicians are representing the Citizens of America properly and upholding the laws if our great nation. United we stand and divided we fall the choice is yours to make.

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Written by americanvoice1

June 21, 2008 at 2:48 PM

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