CLINIC’s new Citizenship Navigator program, funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement, offers ORR grantees, including refugee resettlement offices and refugee mutual assistance associations, support and encouragement to achieve two important goals:
- To increase the number of refugees applying for naturalization;
- To increase the number of refugee resettlement organizations authorized to provide naturalization assistance to their clients.
Participating Citizenship Navigators will receive FREE training on citizenship, how to apply for Board of Immigration Appeals Recognition and Accreditation, and immigration legal service program management.
Refugees, asylees and Citizenship Navigators can also sign up to receive monthly text messages with useful citizenship resources.
Citizenship to the United States is a life-changing benefit that significantly impacts the life of a refugee and his or her family. Obtaining citizenship has been linked to civic, economic, and linguistic integration – leading to higher salaries, increased feelings of belonging, increased involvement in community activities, higher rates of home ownership, and higher rates of English proficiency. CLINIC is excited to offer direct support and technical assistance to refugee-serving organizations seeking to improve and enhance citizenship-related services they provide to their communities.
If you have questions about the program, please email Leya Speasmaker.
CLINIC’s Citizenship Navigator and text4refugee Projects are funded through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Grant # 90RB0051-01-00. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the funders, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This resource may be duplicated for noncommercial uses without permission.
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