Circa 2013: Many people with @PermResidentUSA AKA #GreenCard holders live in the USA for years and choose to NOT become U.S. citizens: "Making Choice to Halt at Door of Citizenship" https://t.co/rBrLDHNrYn
— US Green Card Abroad (@USGreenCardLaw) September 10, 2018
There are many “permanent residents” of the United States AKA Green Card holders who have never become U.S. citizens. Citizenship is part of one’s identity. There are many reasons why a “permanent resident” of the United States would NOT become U.S. citizens. There are also many reasons why a “permanent resident” would become a U.S. citizen.
This post explores some of the factors that might influence one’s decision to become a U.S. citizen. What follows is an answer that I posed on Quora.