Resources

Assistance for Legal Permanent Residents

NAC Partners hold citizenship events in cities across the United States. Click here for a list of upcoming citizenship events. (Click here for a calendar view.)

You can also visit Our Partners page to find a New Americans Campaign organization near you or visit the Immigration Advocates Network Legal Services Directory to find a local provider.

You can also check out the Ya es Hora website to find their comprehensive free hotline number and more information about eligibility, the process, news and events.

Value of Citizenship

There are many rights and responsibilities that come with the privilege of American citizenship that strengthen the fabric of our great nation. Find out more about who we’re helping and the benefits of citizenship here.

Learn more about the value of citizenship for individuals in the Migration Policy Institute report: The Economic Value of Citizenship for Immigrants in the United States.

CitizenshipWorks

CitizenshipWorks provides free, easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, better understand the naturalization process, and prepare for the naturalization tests. CitizenshipWorks was recognized with the 2012 Webby Award for Best Law Site.

Read more about the impact and benefits of CitizenshipWorks for naturalization application service providers and their clients in their Year 1 Evaluation Report.

Economic Impact of Naturalization

We have compiled a page with resources about the economic impact of naturalized citizens on our national economy.

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has increased 1.5-fold the number of naturalization applications completed in NAC sites from year one to year two, through nearly 1,400 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 100,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families nearly $85 million in legal and application fees.
  • Almost 1,400 naturalization events hosted, including info sessions, trainings and group application workshops.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded the Bethlehem Project (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with 26 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed CitizenshipWorks, an online tool, across the NAC in multiple settings and languages. This quarter the NAC also began to integrate the new CitizenshipWorks mobile phone app into services.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

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