Applying for to become a naturalized citizen is a big deal - it’s a request for a huge set of rights and benefits. If you are approved to naturalize, you will be scheduled for an oath ceremony where you will swear loyalty to the United States. Once you naturalize, you get citizenship in the United States, which cannot be taken away unless fraud was committed in your naturalization application. It means being able to get a US passport, which may make travel to other countries easier. It also means being able to vote in elections in your state, local area, and for federal offices including the presidency. Here's what to do if your N-400 is denied.
As an immigration lawyer in Houston, I keep track of the latest changes to immigration law. On April 18, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order entitled "Buy American, Hire American." Buy American means that all statutes, regulations, rules, and executive orders which relate to federal procurement or federal grants must show preference for goods, products, or materials produced in the United States. Products include steel, iron, and manufactured goods. For example, for steel products, the entire manufacturing process must be done in the United States.