My family moved to the Phoenix, Arizona area in July of 1997. Since then we have become permanent residents with the help of Banner Health, my employer since 2000. My eldest son, and my wife recently became US citizens and this Friday, June 4th I’ll be appearing at the Phoenix USCIS center for my oath ceremony.
So why did I decide to apply for US citizenship? I think the decisive factor for me was the fact that having been raised in the USA, most, if not all of children will be making their permanent homes here. Should I one day return to live in Canada, I’d like to know that I could come back to the USA and both work and live here for as long as I wished.