Cuba Among the First Countries with the Most People Naturalized in the United States During Fiscal Year 2023

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Official reports confirm that Cuba is among the top countries on the list with the most people naturalized in the United States during fiscal year 2023.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published on its official site that the island was among the top five with the most contributions in this regard.

A 3.8 percent of the total figure corresponds to Cubans who moved to U.S. territory and, following legal steps, became citizens of the northern country.

Mostly, they obtained naturalization after having arrived as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or through family-sponsored preference categories.

The report also reflects that refugees and asylees, employment-based preference categories, and the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program are included.

Mexico leads the list with 12.7 percent of all, followed by India (6.7%), the Philippines (5.1%), the Dominican Republic (4.0%), and Cuba (3.8%).

Together, they represent 32 percent of the total of 878,500 naturalized during the period.

The office locations that recorded the highest numbers of naturalized were Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Newark, and San Francisco.

And the cities with the highest number of new citizens were Brooklyn, Miami, Houston, the Bronx, and Los Angeles.

Becoming a U.S. citizen is a dream for immigrants seeking new life opportunities in that country, and for that process to become a reality, the government invests large sums of money.

In 2023 alone, USCIS provided 22 million dollars to 65 organizations in 29 states of the nation to support the preparation of permanent residents starting the process, a benefit that certainly must have benefited many Cuban immigrants.

The decision to become a U.S. citizen is an important milestone in an immigrant’s life. Citizenship candidates must demonstrate that they are committed to the unifying principles that bind us as Americans. For that commitment, in return, they will enjoy the fundamental rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship.

said USCIS.

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Yanelis Barrientos Fernández

Formada en Comunicación Social en la Universidad de La Habana; posteriormente, me sumergí en el fascinante mundo digital, especializándome en Periodismo Digital