Lawful Permanent Residents who meet certain requirements may become a US citizen through naturalization. Citizenship offers new rights and privileges, including voting in federal elections, serving on a jury, bringing family members to the United States, and becoming an elected official. Resources for individuals interested in applying for US citizenship can be found here.
Children who were born outside the US may acquire citizenship through a US citizen parent, providing he or she meets certain conditions. If you believe you may be eligible for US citizenship through a parent, you should work closely with an immigration attorney to ensure you follow all steps properly.