The Miami Dolphins Support Outreach to LPRs

Miami Dolphins employees attend a citizenship information session with New American Workforce

Miami Dolphins employees attend a citizenship information session with New American Workforce

The Miami Dolphins will provide the New Americans Campaign with an opportunity to air public service announcements in English on its radio station, Finsiders 940 AM, and streamed live on its website, as well as in Spanish on game day broadcasts on 1210 AM, and streamed live on the local ESPN Spanish language website.

The opportunity arose thanks to the National Immigration Forum’s New American Workforce program, a partner of the New Americans Campaign. Through the initiative, businesses assist their eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process so they become full participants in the workplace, community and economy.

The Dolphins are a New American Workforce partner, and Dolphins employees have connected with local legal service providers at Catholic Legal Services of Miami and the International Rescue Committee, which are also partners of the Campaign, to complete their citizenship applications.

The public service announcements will help to increase the number of lawful permanent residents in Miami learning about citizenship assistance in their local community. Citizenship services are made possible through the partnerships of the New Americans Campaign and through funders, including the Knight Foundation, which has invested heavily in Miami, among many other cities across the nation.

The Miami Dolphins joins a growing list of professional sports teams that are promoting citizenship community outreach efforts.

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Posted on October 30, 2015

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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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