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US immigration law allows green card holders to apply for US Citizenship after 5 years of a green card being granted, if additional requirements are met. If you are currently married with a US Citizen with whom you have obtained your green card, you can apply for US Citizenship after 3 years, instead of 5 years. The great importance of being a US Citizen is not only the ability to apply for a green card for your relatives in your home country, but also protection from deportation. Even a green card holder can be deported for crimes such as aggravated DUI, aggravated assault or domestic violence.