Trends in naturalization

Some immigrants here in the U.S. eventually decide to take the big step of seeking out U.S. citizenship. If they meet the qualification requirements, a green card holder can pursue U.S. citizenship through the naturalization process.

Individuals who successfully go through this process have all different sorts of characteristics, circumstances and backgrounds. However, there are some general demographic trends when it comes to naturalization. Federal immigration statistics from fiscal year 2015 shed some light on these trends. Among the things this data indicates are that, when it came to individuals who were naturalized as U.S. citizens in that fiscal year:

  • Women outnumbered men (55.9 percent vs. 44.1 percent).
  • The most common age group, among both men and women, was 35 to 39.
  • The most common region of birth was Asia.
  • The most common country of birth was Mexico. Rounding out the top five were (in order): India, the Philippines, China and the Dominican Republic.

In addition to varying in their individual circumstances, immigrants seeking to become a U.S. citizen can also vary in what sorts of issues and concerns arise for them during the naturalization process. Applying to become a U.S. citizen can be a complex process in which many different details can be impactful. So how a person addresses the issues particular to their efforts to pursue U.S. citizenship can matter considerably. Immigration attorneys can provide citizenship seekers of all different background with guidance on the naturalization process. They can also help such individuals with addressing the particular concerns they have regarding this process.