I'm having a hard time knowing what to do and I'm scared to apply for citizenship. Here's my story. I came to the US when I was 1 year old. I'm a Brazilian citizen and Canadian citizen (through my mom. i've never even been there lol). So anyways I got my Green Card in 93, when i was 4. My family moved to Brazil when i was 9 and we lived there for 5 years and moved back to the US when i was 13. Now im 21. Last time I went to Brazil was when I was 15 and only stayed for a month or two. My problem is on the application for Citizenship it asks if i've been out of the country for longer than 6 months in the past five years, and then it asks ALL the times i've been out of the country since i've got my green card, which means I would have to tell about the 5 years i was living in Brazil. I didn't exactly have a choice of staying or going since i was 9 obviously. My dad took a religious mission and we just moved. I'm wondering if I have to actually put down that I was out of the country for more than 6 months and if it matters that I was considering it was more than 5 years ago. Supposedly if you're out of the country for more than 6 months it invalidates your green card or something.
I'm also married to a US citizen, have been since july 2008. Would they seriously kick me out of the country for living in Brazil when i was so young? I want my citizenship to get a government job since my husband also works for the government, department of homeland security (ironic lol).
Anyways, thanks for any help in advance. Sorry if this is confusing. Ask questions if you need clarification.