The New Americans Campaign is transforming the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans.
Our innovative and collaborative approach has already yielded incredible results:
People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More
As a unprecedented national network of funders and nonprofit partners working to achieve collective impact on naturalization, the New Americans Campaign is transforming the way aspiring citizens navigate the path to becoming new Americans. Since launching in 2011, we’ve accomplished some great gains. Just a few of these include: Helping complete over 52,000 naturalization applications [...]Read More
Early this past Saturday, nearly 150 immigrants and their families from all over the world trekked to southern Los Angeles County and eagerly waited in line for their chance to take the crucial next step to becoming an American citizen. The huge Inglewood church quickly filled with the sounds of many languages, from Spanish [...]Read More
A first-hand look into the complicated and messy bureaucracy of the current naturalization system left Darrell West shocked. The Vice President of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution spent 5 years stuck in a cycle of inefficiency, confusion and surprises. He admits, “For many immigrants, it is virtually impossible for them to afford the fees, [...]Read More
At the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, we are proud to be part of a national effort – the New Americans Campaign- that is paving a better road to citizenship through streamlining and modernizing access to naturalization services. The New Americans Campaign, funded by 6 major foundation partners, has assembled a diverse coalition of legal-service providers, [...]Read More
The New Americans Campaign-Silicon Valley and its local campaign partners, hosted a successful citizenship workshop on February 28, 2013 where over 1,000 people turned out for assistance. Find out more about this great event here.Read More