In an exclusive interview with KALW, our very own Melissa Rodgers, Project Director for the New Americans Campaign, sat down with Hana Baba for a conversation on citizenship.

Melissa highlights the importance of green-card holders on becoming new Americans, and explains how our nation-wide initiative is driving the conversation of citizenship across the country.


“RODGERS: We have helped over 100,000 people apply for citizenship. By helping people with fee waivers, we’ve saved communities over $89 million. I think it’s really important for people who are living in this country to have the right to fully belong, and that’s what citizenship gives you. It’s a right of belonging that can’t be taken away.

Listen to full interview click here.