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State Government Guide to Promoting U.S. Citizenship and Facilitating Naturalization

Updated November 23, 2020 | From Immigrant Legal Resource Center

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The U.S. is home to 9 million permanent residents eligible to naturalize. This November 2020 State Government Guide presents the economic, legislative, and personal benefits of naturalization for aspiring citizens and the communities in which they live. It offers five ideas for state governments to promote and facilitate naturalization, with a Model Law companion.

The Model Law was produced in 2020 by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center for the New Americans Campaign. It is designed to help lawmakers, policymakers, and advocates at the state and local levels who wish to create or strengthen laws to provide access to immigration legal services including naturalization.