Employment-based visas allow a foreign national to work in the U.S. for a period of
time. This usually involves sponsorship for employment visa by U.S. employer to work
in the U.S.
Naturalization is the legal process of obtaining U.S. citizenship after birth. A naturalized citizen is allowed all the rights and privileges of natural born citizens, including the right to vote, serve on a jury and participate in government and the political process. The Naturalization Act was the country’s first law which regulated the naturalization of foreign born Americans passed by the United States Congress on March 26, 1790. Now, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 governs naturalization.