A collection of recent news about the New Americans Campaign, our partners, and the naturalization process and policy.

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New Americans Campaign to help immigrants become citizens, support more successful cities with $1.5 million from Knight Foundation

Contact: Anusha Alikhan, Director of Communications, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, 305-908-2646, [email protected] MIAMI – Oct. 17, 2017 –  To help eligible immigrants (green card holders) become citizens and participate more fully in the civic life, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced $1.5 million in new funding to the […]

October 17, 2017 / Effort to fund naturalizations services in Akron, Ohio; Charlotte, North Carolina; Detroit; Miami; Philadelphia; St Paul, Minnesota; and San Jose, California

New Americans Campaign Deeply Disappointed by President Trump’s Repeal of DACA

Washington, DC – The New Americans Campaign, comprised of more than 150 organizations that work together to help lawful permanent residents apply for citizenship, today issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The following can be attributed to Melissa Rodgers, Director of […]

September 5, 2017

New Americans Campaign Praises Today’s Supreme Court Decision to Strengthen Naturalization Protections

San Francisco, CA – The New Americans Campaign, comprised of over 140  organizations from across the U.S. that work together to help lawful permanent residents gain citizenship, today praised the Supreme Court’s decision on Maslenjak v. United States, which will protect the rights of naturalized U.S. citizens. The following can be attributed to Melissa Rodgers, […]

June 28, 2017

New Naturalization Paper Addresses Barriers to Citizenship

On the eve of this year’s Citizenship Day, the New Americans Campaign and its national partner the National Immigration Forum released a new paper, “The Road to Naturalization: Addressing the Barriers to Citizenship.” The paper examines the current landscape of citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and the barriers to naturalization, and it provides policy recommendations […]

September 21, 2016

USCIS Supports Citizenship through $10 Million in Grants

Earlier this month, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) awarded nearly $10 million in citizenship and naturalization grants. 46 organizations across 21 states will receive federal funding to support citizenship preparation services for lawful permanent residents over the next fiscal year. Many of these organizations are New Americans Campaign partners and affiliates. The Citizenship and […]

September 21, 2016

Taking Action Toward Citizenship

Today marks the start of Citizenship Month, a 30-day celebration culminating in Citizenship Day on Saturday, Sept. 17. In more than 18 cities nationwide, New Americans Campaign partners will host free workshops to help hundreds of citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs) take the critical next step to apply for citizenship. “There are many reasons to […]

September 1, 2016

NY Governor Launches Program to Promote Citizenship

In Partnership with the New York Daily News, Robin Hood Foundation, SUNY Albany, Stanford University, and George Mason University, “NaturalizeNY” Waives Naturalization Fee for 2,000 Eligible Low-Income Working Immigrants through lottery New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently launched “NaturalizeNY,” the first public-private partnership of its kind to encourage and assist eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens. […]

August 17, 2016

Dallas Public Library Supports Citizenship

Last month, Dallas New Americans Campaign partners collaborated with the Dallas Public Library to host a citizenship workshop for nearly 130 aspiring new Americans. On May 21, 77 green card holders walked away from the Dallas Central Library with completed applications. “We began our partnership with the Dallas Public Library shortly after the New Americans […]

June 2, 2016

New Americans Campaign Celebrates 3rd Annual Immigrant Heritage Month

Today, the New Americans Campaign joins the third-annual Immigrant Heritage Month, an initiative to partner community organizations, elected officials, corporations, artists and thought leaders and share inspirational stories of American immigrants. The celebration launched today with a new campaign, I Am An Immigrant, which demonstrates how America’s diversity, which is fueled in large part by immigrants, makes […]

June 1, 2016

New Americans Campaign Launches New Citizenship Initiative

At a press conference today, the New Americans Campaign announced the launch of Citizenship 1-2-3, a campaign to help green card holders become U.S. citizens through an accessible and innovative process. This campaign brings together an online tool, on-the-ground legal service providers, a texting platform and a telephone hotline to provide lawful permanent residents (LPRs) […]

February 11, 2016