2013 was a memorable year for the New Americans Campaign.
From Los Angeles to New York, and online actions to offline results, our legal service providers and campaign partners hosted dozens of free citizenship events nationwide, launched new mobile tools to help people with their citizenship application, engaged with new partners and took over Twitter.
Check out the top ten highlights of the year that was for the New Americans Campaign:
1) 80,000 Citizenship Applications Completed
We surpassed 80,000 citizenship applications for LPRs since 2011.
2) $67 million
Lawful permanent residents using New Americans Campaign services have saved an estimated $67 million in legal and application fees in the last two years.
3) CitizenshipWorks launched as a mobile app
In July of this year, the CitizenshipWorks app went live at the iTunes store and on Android — now, lawful permanent residents can take their first step towards citizenship on their phones.
4) Expanded upon the group processing workshop model
We experimented with our group processing workshop model for helping lawful permanent residents — and helped over 1,000 lawful permanent residents at one Miami workshop.
5) Saw our partnership with libraries become a national program
USCIS and the Institute of Museum and Library Services spread the “citizenship corner” program originally piloted by the New Americans Campaign to over 9,000 libraries nationwide.
6) Welcomed new businesses to the Bethlehem Project
American Apparel and Baptist Health — South Florida were among the many new businesses that began providing citizenship services to their eligible employees.
7) Celebrated Citizenship Day in all of our sites — including a press conference in our nation’s capital.
8) Launched @nacnow — and took over Twitter on Citizenship Day
Our hashtag — #NewAmericans — reached over 1 million people on Twitter during Citizenship Day.
9) Promoted the economic benefits of naturalization
Citizenship alone can boost individual earning by 8-11% — which could lead to $21-45 billion in cumulative earnings that could have ripple effects in our national economy.
10) Held the first-ever “United for Citizenship” conference in Los Angeles
Over 100 attendees from New Americans Campaign partner organizations shared innovative new practices.
The New Americans Campaign continued its ground-breaking work for our nation’s 8.8 million lawful permanent residents in 2013. We look forward to helping thousands of lawful permanent residents take their first step towards citizenship in 2014.