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The GAO Will Investigate the Delays in Immigration Cases

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and the Washington Post reported that, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the number of people who became citizens reached a five-year high in fiscal 2018—a total of 756,800 new Americans—up 16 percent from FY 2014. That sounds like good news, right? Unfortunately, the USCIS claim is deceptive. […]

June 17, 2019

The Red, White & Blue: Time for Citizenship Initiative Taking Off

If you happened to fly Southwest Airlines in January, and perused the inflight journal Southwest The Magazine, you would have met Anggie Fernandez. Anggie works with our New Americans Campaign partner, Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, in North Carolina, and the feature, titled In the Beginning, highlights the stories of “14 achievers who dared to […]

March 13, 2019

New Report Underscores Need to Reduce Citizenship Bottlenecks

A national study released this month, The State of New American Citizenship, concludes that it is becoming much harder for legal residents to realize their dreams of getting green cards or becoming citizens. “The data doesn’t lie,” says Xiao Wang, Co-Founder of Boundless Immigration, a Seattle-based technology company that conducted the study. “In the last […]

February 13, 2019

Over Half of 2019 One California Grants Awarded to NAC Partners

The New Americans Campaign is delighted to share the news that 54 of our partners in California, as well as two national partners, will receive One California Immigration Services grants. The One California program, funded by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), is granting more than $43.8 million in 2019 to 101 nonprofit organizations […]

January 23, 2019

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