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Volunteering to Help Aspiring Citizens Become New Americans

My journey as a social advocate began as a child, when my family left Cuba after the revolution. Like many exiles at that time, we wound up in South Florida, specifically, the rural town of Belle Glade. My American father was a sugar engineer in Cuba and transitioned easily into the industry in the United […]

September 14, 2017

How Volunteering Taught Me the Struggles Many Immigrants Face in America and Why It Matters

As a former educator, I spent many years working as a teacher, professor, principal and district superintendent. So it was second nature for me to continue teaching even after retiring from the field. It was through teaching ESL classes to low-income patients at a medical clinic in Chicago that I got a firsthand look at […]

September 14, 2017

Watch Hispanic Unity’s highlight video from the Miami NAC Mega Workshop

Earlier this year, the Miami NAC hosted a mega citizenship workshop day and Hispanic Unity of Florida shared this fantastic video. Check it out to see some familiar faces from North Carolina, Atlanta, Miami and San Francisco assisting clients!

September 1, 2017

How an Afternoon of Volunteering Helped Me Find My Passion Project

It all started about four years ago with my friend Prasanna Vengadam the founder of South Asian American Voices For Impact Michigan (SAAVI-MI) asking me to help at a workshop she was involved in. I jumped at the chance to help immigrants in my community. At the workshop I found great fulfillment doing my part […]

July 5, 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

Celebrating Fifth Anniversary with a New Campaign Site

Today, leading nonprofits in Atlanta will formally launch an innovative partnership to provide naturalization services for the city’s nearly 85,000 citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents. The New Americans Campaign celebrate its fifth anniversary on July 1 with the launch of this newest site. The Latin American Association, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta, Catholic Charities of […]

June 30, 2016

What Unites Us Is Stronger Than What Divides Us

According to a new Global Trends report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), global forced displacement has reached a record high. The report notes that, on average, 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015. These staggering statistics were released yesterday on World Refugee Day, a commemorative event created by […]

June 21, 2016

Proposed Naturalization Fee Changes Help Some Immigrants, Hurt Others

More low-income workers and families will soon be able to apply for a partial fee waiver for naturalization costs, making it easier for them to apply for citizenship, the Department of Homeland Security announced. Earlier this week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a proposed rule to adjust the immigration and naturalization fee schedule […]

May 6, 2016

New N-400 Naturalization Application Form Published

On April 13, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a new citizenship application form N-400. USCIS proposed changes to the N-400 application last year and asked for public comment throughout 2015. Last November, the Naturalization Working Group, the policy arm of the New Americans Campaign, submitted its comments on the proposed changes. 19 partner […]

May 2, 2016