One of the most popular gifts in the past decade for new naturalized Americans upon receiving their U.S. citizenship has proven to be a most unique one; land in all 50 states of the United States, this according to a New York City company which has made it possible.
American Acres, Inc., through its web site Own a Piece of America (www.ownapieceofamerica.us) since the year 2000 has delivered over 300,000 parcels of one-inch plots of land to the newest Americans. Yes, one inch plots, one-square inch in each and every one of the 50 states…called Deeds to the United States.
These symbolic gifts come printed, framed or on a plaque personalized with the new citizen’s name and individually property registration number. The land is representative of the USA. There are mountains, prairies, some desert in Nevada, woods, and land in the Texas panhandle
What at first glance might sound simply like a whimsical concept is indeed much more. The serious significance this item holds for not only new citizens but for all Americans is intense. Proud new citizens for sure have been thrilled with this special gift to memorialize their most important of days. How proud so many new citizens have claimed to be displaying official documents certifying both their new status in America and symbolically representing their land ownership of a “Piece of America.” It’s a very appropriate and meaningful present for anyone just obtaining their American citizenship.
Gift-givers have explained that there might not be a more thoughtful and sincere way to say “Congratulations on becoming a US Citizen” other than by presenting these one-of-a-kind distinctive and prestigious keepsake that will be cherished for years to come. Gift recipients can display their legal Land Deeds in their home and always think of the person who gave them their Deed to the United States. There may be no better new citizen gift that these Deeds to the USA.
A person born outside of the U.S. and not already a U.S. citizen may acquire U.S. citizenship through a process known as naturalization. They have to be at least eighteen years old and for 4 years and 9 months must be a permanent resident of the United States or 2 years, 9 months if they (a) acquired legal permanent resident status, (b) are married to and living with a citizen for the past 36 months and (c) the husband/wife has been a U.S. citizen for at least 36 months prior to the applicant applying for naturalization. They must be a “person of good moral character”, and must take and pass a test on United States history and government and should also be conversant in the English.
In 2007, the total number of persons naturalizing was 660,477. The leading countries of birth of new US citizens were Mexico (122,258), India (46,871), Philippines (38,830), China (33,134), and Vietnam (27,921). The largest number of persons naturalizing lived in California (181,684), New York (73,676), and Florida (54,563).
The Deeds to the United States can be purchased for as little as $19.95 at http://www.ownapieceofamerica.us and http://www.ownapieceofamerica.com as well as http://www.veryclevergifts.com.
For further information contact Sandy Cannon at 212 598-0062.