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Why I Became a Citizen at 79

In March 2008, my life took a big turn when I moved to the United States from the Philippines. I was full of hope as I stepped off the plane in Los Angeles. The warm air reminded me of home, but that familiarity quickly disappeared as I found myself in America’s second biggest city. In […]

March 24, 2017

Partners Spotlight on Social Media

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March 23, 2017

Encouraging Citizenship: New Climate, Same Commitment

At every citizenship workshop we hold, we see aspiring citizens of all types. Some come to us excited about the opportunity to vote. For others, it’s the prospect of easier travel outside the U.S. But in these uncertain times, many lawful permanent residents know citizenship is the best protection for themselves and their families. In […]

March 17, 2017

Helping 250,000 New Americans to Naturalize

We started February with important news and a milestone announcement: Campaign partners have helped 250,000 aspiring Americans across the country complete citizenship applications. We’re thrilled and humbled that since our launch in 2011, our unprecedented collaboration of funders and nonprofit partners has helped more than a quarter million aspiring Americans begin their path to citizenship. Our […]

February 22, 2017

New Americans Campaign Condemns President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Executive Actions

The New Americans Campaign, comprised of over a hundred immigrant organizations that work together to help lawful permanent residents gain citizenship, today issued a response to President Donald Trump’s executive actions on immigration. The following can be attributed to Melissa Rodgers, Director of the New Americans Campaign and Director of Programs for the Immigrant Legal […]

January 25, 2017

Building a Stronger America Through Naturalization

Naturalization brings America’s greatest values to life: community, diversity and unity. We will always work to increase citizenship for a stronger America. The New Americans Campaign and our partners are here to help lawful permanent residents complete the application for naturalization. We remain committed – now more than ever – to our vision of helping […]

November 9, 2016

New Citizenship Initiative discussed at Ethnic Media Roundtable in New York

On Sept. 8, the New Americans Campaign and New America Media hosted an ethnic media roundtable in New York City to discuss naturalization for the city’s nearly 915,000 citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs). The discussion focused on NaturalizeNY, a new citizenship initiative launched in July by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Like the New Americans […]

September 30, 2016

Have a Voice through Citizenship

Maria Rendon never thought about becoming a U.S. citizen. As a lawful permanent resident (LPR) from Mexico, she’s proud of her heritage. “I’m proud of my origin and my accent,” says Maria. “America became my home, but I still wasn’t ready to become a citizen. I also didn’t think it would be very easy.” Maria […]

September 30, 2016

Celebrating Citizenship After 36 Years

Josefina Anguiano moved to the United States from Michoacan, Mexico in 1979. She came to California alone and undocumented. She lived there with her brother for five years, eventually moving out and living on her own. Josefina worked hard and received her green card in 1987. She later married, and has three children and two […]

September 29, 2016

An Inspiring Spirit: A New Citizen, A Century Old

Chun Oi Chung turned 99-years-old this year. But she considers something else more newsworthy: her brand new U.S. citizenship. Chun became a citizen this month, and she couldn’t be happier about it. In 1984, Chun came to the United States from China with a green card through her daughter’s petition. She enjoyed living in the […]

September 29, 2016