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 twenty-eight 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, entering its eighth year, CLINIC’s local partners have successfully completed over 25,000 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, Arkansas
Canopy Northwest Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas
Catholic Charities Community Services of Phoenix – Phoenix, Arizona
Campesinos Sin Fronteras – Somerton, Arizona
Promise Arizona – Phoenix, Arizona
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc. – Los Angeles, California
Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton – Stockton, California
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver – Denver, Colorado
Catholic Charities Diocese of Pueblo – Pueblo, Colorado
Hispanic Affairs Project – Montrose, Colorado
Catholic Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. – Miami, Florida
Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg – St. Petersburg, Florida
Florida Immigrant Coalition – Miami, Florida
Catholic Charities of Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia
Latin American Association – Atlanta, Georgia
New American Pathways – Atlanta, Georgia
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota – St. Paul, Minnesota
Citizenship Project – Las Vegas, Nevada
Catholic Migration Services of Brooklyn – New York, New York
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Charlotte – Charlotte, North Carolina
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh – Raleigh, North Carolina
African Cultural Alliance of North America (ACANA) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
HIAS Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc. – Dallas, Texas
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston – Houston, Texas
CLINIC Project Resources
CLINIC has a wide range of trainings, forms, and other materials designed to promote naturalization work and to provide information on the naturalization process. To explore further, please begin by reviewing the Toolkit for Naturalization Workshops and the Citizenship Toolkit.
The New Americans Campaign
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 for 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.
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