Many Green Card holders, can apply for U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Citizens have many privileges, rights and benefits that Green Card holders do not. These benefits include:
- You no longer need to renew your Green Card every 10 years and you don’t have to carry your Green Card with you.
- The risk of deportation is reduced because U.S. citizens who commit a crime cannot be deported. However, U.S. citizenship can be revoked if USCIS finds out you lied to obtain either your Green Card or your U.S. citizenship.
- You can take long trips outside of the United States without the risk of losing your ability to return.