There are people from other countries in my family. Things to consider and how much they mean to you:
2. Possible dual citizenship (depending on country of origin).
3. Kids might want/need dual citizenship.
4. Green card holders can be sent back to original country for crimes and other reasons.
5. Are there financial benefits to be had?
6. Up to a thousand dollars and several days of paperwork and trips to INS.
7. Desire or need to sever ties to the old country.
Good luck with your decision.
So far, I am the only one considering citizenship. Everyone in my family is quite happy in Canada and my husband and I have no children. Looking at that chart, I can see it will take me at least 6 years in all for citizenship (I'm about half way through that now). The chart would also benefit from including the estimated price tags for each step in that process. ;)
Huh. Ease of travel across the border wasn't something I had considered. Being able to have a legal leg to stand on in order to get into either the US or Canada is certainly an advantage.
I guess it would depend on what you are wanting to achieve. My mother became a US citizen to assist and speed up my application for residency. She was denied dual citizenship (Australia). Other than speeding up my sponsorship, nothing has really changed for her other than she is rather upset that she had to denounce her citizenship from Aust. I don't know if it changes any legal ramifications as far as law suits or anything, I do believe she had as much legality now as she did before as a permanent resident.