Economics vs Loyalty

Becoming an American can take from 7 to 21 years. If economics and self-reliance is the only reason, why so long? Is our immigration system a form of loyalty check as well?



  1. I believe it is a loyalty check because that is a really unreasonably long wait to become a citizen.
    Can’t really be taking that long to approve or deny someone citizenship

  2. It sure seems so! why would a country want someone who could betray us or leave us after they’ve made their cut? I still think 21 years is a bit excessive to prove loyalty, and a minimum of ten years would be much better. Not to mention proving that they are productive members of society.

    1. Couldn’t agree any more! 21 years does seem a bit excessive, but terrorism has become such a big deal in this country. With the attack of 9/11, Boston marathon bombing, and more recently, Isis. The US has made preserving the security of the American people one of its top priorities.

  3. It’s the loyalty check because it’s not cool for the kids that need to become a citizen to wait 7 to 21 years .
    Kids are the future !

    What do you thank ?

  4. I can relate to this so much! It took my mom 24 years to get her residency. It was hard for her to fill out paperwork and even talk to representatives not knowing english and not receiving help from anyone

  5. I honestly believe if your a human and live on this Earth you shouldn’t be restricted to living on this Earth. At any country no matter the color of your skin.

  6. Waiting for a decade to become an American will get anxious and within those times people waiting will do things they will regret later in life but due to such a long time they get anxious and do things they don’t want to. Economics as well as self-reliance are 2 things that aren’t easy to deal with and to control, no one is going to be rich forever and no one can control every action they make. Loyalty is something that not everyone will be comfortable with and able to sustain, everyone has different opinions and will say what they want to say, being loyal takes work and determination, 2 things not everyone is willing to do.

  7. It shouldn’t take that long to become a US citizen. The kids don’t deserve it neither. It’s definitely a “loyalty” check because there is no reason to have to wait that long.

  8. To me it is unnecessary to wait to become a citizen , we’re all human and deserve the same rights as everyone we all breathe the same air and live in the same world we should all have equal rights.

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