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By Teaming to Help Immigrants Become Citizens, Grant Makers Can Reject Today’s Vitriol

Six years ago, five grant makers came together to form the New Americans Campaign because they believe immigrants can and do make profound contributions to our communities and our economy. We knew that helping green-card holders — legal residents — is a hallmark of the United States and continues to strengthen our nation. Since we began […]

June 28, 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

Celebrating Citizenship

This month, thousands of lawful permanent residents (LPRs) throughout the country are taking the next step toward becoming United States citizens. They do so by attending free or low-cost events hosted by New Americans Campaign partners across more than 18 cities nationwide. On Sept. 17, our country celebrates Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, commemorating the […]

September 19, 2016

New Americans Campaign Partners Unite for Citizenship in San Francisco

Earlier this month, more than 225 New Americans Campaign partners from across the country convened in San Francisco for the annual United for Citizenship Practitioners Conference. The conference, held Aug. 3-5, provided local partners the opportunity to share best practices, network with other practitioners and volunteer at a large citizenship workshop. “The New Americans Campaign […]

August 18, 2016

One Million Immigrants May Benefit from Partial Fee Waiver

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently proposed an adjustment to the immigration and naturalization fee at the beginning of the upcoming fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. While the fee for naturalization will increase from $595 to $640, USCIS also proposes a partial fee waiver for immigrants making between 150 percent and 200 percent of […]

August 11, 2016

Support for Naturalization in the States

The Pew Charitable Trusts Immigration and the States Project recently published an article on the amount of support for naturalization provided by state governments. The article focuses on three states: California, Illinois, and Washington. California has a history of supporting naturalization efforts from the late ‘90s through the 2000s. This support ended in 2008 when […]

August 9, 2016

Naturalization Working Group Comments on Proposed Fee Increase

On May 4, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) published a Proposed Rule to adjust the immigration and naturalization fee schedule for the first time since 2010. We previously wrote about those proposed fee changes.  The public had until July 6 to submit comments on the new proposed fees. The Naturalization Working Group, an informal […]

July 14, 2016