“I’m becoming a citizen because…”

There are many reasons for people to become American citizens.

During our citizenship workshop in New York, we asked individuals from different countries of origins to share with us why they want to become the citizens of this great nation.

Listen to what they have to say…

(Be sure to come back and visit this page, we upload new videos every week!)

 

Rodny

 

Clara

 

Skarleth

 

Margarita

 

Cesarina

 

Cindy

 

Raul

 

Elisa

 

Miguel

 

Dorla

 

Marcelino

 

Amangia

 

Juliana

 

Hipolito

 

Julio

 

Edgar

 

Berta

 

Elaine

 

Evan

 

Verna

 

Catherine

 

Pier-Angeli

 

Lucea

 

Geri

 

Susan

Posted on June 18, 2014

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • 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.

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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