Citizens qualify for more tax breaks than residents do. These include the Unified Credit and the Unlimited Marital Deduction.
Citizens may live or travel abroad for as long as they want. The U.S. passport offers visa-free entry to 174 countries and territories.
Citizens can petition for green cards for their parents and siblings. Visa wait times are shorter for family members of citizens.
Let your voice be heard. Citizens can also run for office and apply for federal government jobs, while residents usually can't.
Permanent residents can be deported if they commit certain crimes or violate the tems of residency Citizens aren't faced with that kind of risk.