Refugees naturalize at a higher rate than other, non-refugee immigrants, yet they often face serious challenges in the naturalization process due to advanced age, disabilities, low income, limited English proficiency, and low levels of literacy. Refugees also face challenges to civic participation such as language and cultural barriers, unfamiliarity with U.S. civic institutions, and reluctance to get involved in community affairs due to negative experiences in their native countries.
CLINIC has compiled the following resources to help child refugees and asylees naturalize. Attached is:
In addition, the following resources are available online:
- Form N-600 (Application for Certificate of Citizenship), for an individual to document U.S. citizenship status based on citizen parentage; and
- Form DS-11 (Application for a U.S. Passport).
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