Citizenship in Houston – Local partners off and running in 2014

In Houston this weekend, several dozen aspiring Americans took some time out of their Saturdays to get free one-on-one help on their citizenship applications.

At an event hosted by Neighborhood Centers Inc., the Office of International Communities with the City of Houston and the National Association of Latino Elected & Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, volunteer attorneys sat down with aspiring Americans to talk about immigration reform this year – and to hold individual citizenship assistance meetings.

The event helped local legal permanent residents gain knowledge about important immigration issues and gave them a huge head start on their citizenship applications for 2014. It’s clear, our Houston partners are off to a great start this year.

If you missed it, there’s another citizenship workshop coming up in Houston real soon.

Posted on January 29, 2014

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
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Impact Report.

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Who We're Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More