Citizenship and immigration

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Citizen is the highest office

Citizens are the key to democracy. The current draft of the Uniting Amendment recognizes this and makes "Citizen" an official office of the U.S. government. In fact, Citizen is the highest office in government. With the Uniting Amendment, a person born in the United States is a Citizen and a person born to a Citizen is a Citizen, as it is under current law. But for those who wish to move here and become Citizens, the Uniting Amendment provides a simple and fair process: people who wish to become Citizens register as candidates and run for the Office to get elected by all the current Citizens. Every year an election is held to see who will become our new Citizens. What better way for new Citizens to learn how our democracy works than to run for office! And no more byzantine bureaucracy and convoluted naturalization process. Fair and simple.

Candidates need to disclose certain things when running so voters can make an informed decision about who becomes a Citizen. To become a Citizen, a person needs to live in the U.S. for at least five years, but they can run for the Office before that time. Congress sets the number of people who can become Citizens at each annual election.

Citizens not born in the U.S. can run for President

A Citizen who has lived in the United States for at least thirty years can run for President or Vice President whether they were born here or not.

No amnesty

The current draft of the Amendment says, "A person willfully entering the United States without authorization is guilty of a crime upon due process and may not receive amnesty or pardon for that infraction."

Refugees

If someone is fleeing their country because of inhumane treatment or conditions, they can live in the United States as a refugee. But all refugees need to register with the United States Department of State and Congress can make reasonable restrictions on the rights of refugees for security.

Anyone who has recently come to the U.S. can have her rights temporarily restricted to prevent surreptitious aggression.
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