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A Welcoming Port in the Storm

Every day throngs of lawful permanent residents, recent immigrants and refugees pass through our country’s airports overwhelmed by the stress and confusion caused by our current immigration system. A growing number of international airports across the country are trying to alleviate the tension by rolling out the welcome mat and encouraging new arrivals to embark […]

November 5, 2018

USCIS supports citizenship with more than $9 million in grant money

In this first month of the federal fiscal year, we celebrate support for citizenship. Ten partners from The New Americans Campaign (NAC) were among the 40 nonprofit organizations across the country to share in $9.4 million in grants from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), awarded in September 2018. The funding, which runs through 2020, […]

October 25, 2018

Making Citizenship Affordable

Becoming a U.S. citizen promises significant financial rewards. According to a report by the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California, immigrants who become citizens earn 8 to 11 percent more annually. But applying for U.S. citizenship also comes with a hefty price tag of $725. The Federal government […]

September 10, 2018

Videos Demystify the Citizenship Process

Do you know someone thinking about applying for United States citizenship? The road to citizenship is often overrun with misinformation. Naturalization is easier than many green card holders think and financial help may be available. To supply people with good information about the naturalization process, Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) teamed up […]

July 9, 2018

Supporting the Newest Americans

This July 4th United States citizens will come together to honor the birth of our vibrant, representative democracy. Since its founding, the United States has depended on generations of immigrants who become U.S. citizens and contribute to the progress of this country. America is made stronger by each citizen who casts a vote, adopts a […]

July 2, 2018

First New York City Mega Citizenship Drive Held at the Bronx Zoo

On May 20, 2018 New Americans Campaign partners from New York and New Jersey held their very first mega workshop at the Bronx Zoo. Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) was the lead organizer of the event that was co-hosted by 11 New Americans Campaign partners. “The Bronx is the new Ellis Island for […]

June 25, 2018

A New Gateway to Citizenship

Sea-Tac, the Seattle-Tacoma airport, is an international gateway for visitors and residents to a city where 1-in-4 residents is foreign born. For green-card holders who travel abroad, returning home can be nerve-wracking no matter how long anyone has lived in the United States. Do you have the correct travel documents? Will immigration agents have a […]

May 22, 2018

Remarks of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the New-York Historical Society, April 10, 2018

My fellow Americans, it is my great privilege to welcome you to citizenship in the democracy that is the U.S.A. Today you join more than 20 million current citizens who were born in other lands; who chose, as you have, to make the United States of America their home. We are a nation made strong […]

May 9, 2018

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Urges New Citizens to Help America Achieve “A More Perfect Union”

Geri Mannion, director of Carnegie Corporation’s Strengthening U.S. Democracy program, shared her experience of the oath ceremony administered by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the New-York Historical Society on April 10, 2018. News stories too often cast a dark shadow on the issue of immigration, so it was wonderful to see the media spotlight recently […]

May 9, 2018

DOD Policy Changes are Derailing the Armed Services Expedited Citizenship

The United States military used to promise immigrant recruits a quicker review of their citizenship applications. During a period of hostility, such as the War on Terror launched by George W. Bush after 9-11 and continuing today, members of the Armed Forces who completed basic training and served honorably qualified for expedited citizenship. Approximately 5,000 […]

April 13, 2018