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I have lived in the US since 1991....getting a greencard at

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I have lived in the US since 1991....getting a greencard at my first opportunity via my employer back in the day. I have since married a US citizen, and she is always after me to become a US citizen, but other than being able to vote (which is a big deal because I always voted in Canada), I just do not see the benefit of becoming a citizen. I do naturally adhere to all the laws of the US as I live here, but says that on my Greedcard, it is like I am constant probation with the US, while a citizen will give me more solid status. ALSO...we are thinking about potentially leaving the US, but if were a citizen; am I not always beholding to the US to pay taxes on my retirement income etc even if we are not living here fulltime, or would I be doing that with my greencard anyway. We are thinking about moving to Canada next year, and keeping a condo in Arizona that we would only use during the winter. Your guidance and thoughts place...
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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So in other words, are you looking for PRO and CON reasons of being a US Citizen from a neutral third party?

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