CLINIC is proud to be part of The New Americans Campaign,an unprecedented national effort that is paving a better path to citizenship and helping legal residents achieve their dream of becoming American citizens. The NAC is a nonpartisan network of community leaders and foundations, launching a campaign to modernize the system of naturalization assistance and to help more legal permanent immigrants become U.S. citizens.
Because when new Americans gain the rights, freedoms and responsibilities of citizenship, they also contribute more fully to the vitality of our communities and our democracy as a whole. CLINIC is deeply appreciative of the opportunity to participate in the New Americans Campaign and for the support from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center and all of NAC’s funders.
In 2011, CLINIC and seven national organizations received a multi-year and multi-state grant to increase the number of eligible Lawful Permanent Residents, or LPRs, to become U.S. citizens by assisting them with the naturalization process through the development of innovative approaches and technologies and exchanging best practices.
Through the New Americans Campaign, CLINIC provides funding and technical assistance to thirty-one local NAC partner agencies to expand and strengthen their existing naturalization services in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. These local affiliates receive access to CLINIC’s expertise in naturalization and immigration law, including direct technical support through CLINIC’s capacity building section, free access to select live and recorded webinars, and advocacy support. Now, in its tenth year, CLINIC’s local partners have successfully completed more than 45,000 naturalization applications at hundreds of naturalization workshops.
To learn more about NAC’s groundbreaking work to naturalize LPRs around the country, please read "The New Americans Campaign: Helping Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens,” by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the New Americans Campaign Evaluation (March 2016).
CLINIC’s Local NAC Partners
Arkansas Justice Collective - Springdale, Ark.
Canopy Northwest Arkansas - Fayetteville, Ark.
Catholic Charities Community Services of Phoenix - Phoenix, Ariz.
Campesinos Sin Fronteras - Somerton, Ariz.
Promise Arizona - Phoenix, Ariz.
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. - Los Angeles, Calif.
Catholic Charities of Orange County - Santa Ana, Calif.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton - Stockton, Calif.
World Relief of Southern California - Garden Grove, Calif.
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver - Denver, Colo.
Lutheran Family Service Rock Mountains - Denver, Colo.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo - Pueblo, Colo.
Hispanic Affairs Project - Montrose, Colo.
Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. - Miami, Fla.
Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg - St. Petersburg, Fla.
Florida Immigrant Coalition - Miami, Fla.
Catholic Charities of Atlanta - Atlanta, Ga.
Latin American Association - Atlanta, Ga.
New American Pathways - Atlanta, Ga.
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota - St. Paul, Minn.
Citizenship Project - Las Vegas, Nev.
Catholic Migration Services of Brooklyn - New York, N. Y.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charlotte - Charlotte, N. C.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh - Raleigh, N. C.
African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) - Philadelphia, Pa.
Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pa,
HIAS Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Pa.
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. - Dallas, Texas
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston - Houston, Texas
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON Houston) - Houston, Texas
Catholic Charities of Arlington, Hogar Immigrant Services - Manassas, Va.