The process by which a foreign citizen becomes a citizen of a new country. Millions of immigrants to the United States have become American citizens. Requirements for naturalization in the United States include residency for several years, ability to communicate in English, demonstrated knowledge of American history and government, and a dedication to American values that includes no membership in subversive organizations, such as the Communist party.
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“Naturalization is not allowed in the same way,” today she said, as it was back then.
In February I was fingerprinted for a criminal-background check, and last week went in for my naturalization interview.
The right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party has submitted a bill that would require such an oath for naturalization; it hasn't passed.
According to Ministry of Interior spokeswoman Sabine Hadad, 701 families filed for naturalization under the 2010 criteria.
Yet no state is sovereign over matters like immigration and naturalization, which the Constitution entrusts to Congress.What the Supreme Court’s Arizona Ruling Means for Immigration and Health Care|Adam Winkler|June 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An investigation in 1902 showed about 25,000 fraudulent certificates of naturalization in use in that city.The Old World in the New|Edward Alsworth Ross
I can not omit recommending a revisal of the laws on the subject of naturalization.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|Edited by James D. Richardson
There is one point in their charter, however, that I cannot believe will ever succeed—viz., naturalization or citizenship.Lands of the Slave and the Free|Henry A. Murray
Divine authority for the naturalization of mankind in that eternal Kingdom has been restored to earth in the current age.The Vitality of Mormonism--Brief Essays|James E. Talmage
This may be the result of an accidental naturalization from cultivation.Origin of Cultivated Plants|Alphonse De Candolle