A first-hand look into the complicated and messy bureaucracy of the current naturalization system left Darrell West shocked. The Vice President of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution spent 5 years stuck in a cycle of inefficiency, confusion and surprises. He admits, “For many immigrants, it is virtually impossible for them to afford the fees, handle the paperwork, and navigate a complex bureaucratic process.”

We believe that immigrants are a vital and vibrant part of what makes this nation great. We understand the essential value of citizenship and the importance of achieving that American dream. That is why we stand united for citizenship, committed to transforming this broken system of naturalization with many barriers that keep the over 8.5 million aspiring citizens from becoming new Americans. Read more about our approach and our impact here.

See the full article, Inside the Immigration Process.