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USCIS Changes How Processing Times Are Posted

Written by on January 6, 2017 in How the Immigration System Works with 3 Comments
USCIS Changes How Processing Times Are Posted

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning on January 4, 2017, it has changed how it posts processing times. Rather that listing weeks or months, it now provides specific dates. This is a small initial step toward providing better customer service and giving individuals and employers the information they need about their […]

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Welcoming Thousands of New Americans on Citizenship Day

Written by on September 16, 2016 in Integration with 0 Comments
Welcoming Thousands of New Americans on Citizenship Day

September 17 marks the day the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the U.S. Constitution. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is dedicated to all U.S. citizens, including those who have become naturalized U.S. citizens by choice. The day is marked by ceremonies and celebrations around the country, including nearly […]

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Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Block Millions of Latino Voters, Including Many Newly-Naturalized

Written by on May 12, 2016 in Demographics, Elections with 1 Comment
Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Block Millions of Latino Voters, Including Many Newly-Naturalized

Naturalization and voter registration rates have surged in recent months, but strict new voter laws in many states are threatening to reduce the number of Latinos voters (including many newly naturalized) who will be allowed to cast ballots. More than 185,000 citizenship applications were submitted in the final three months of 2015, which is a […]

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Millions of Immigrants Could Become U.S. Citizens—and Voters

Written by on November 30, 2015 in Demographics, Elections with 0 Comments
Millions of Immigrants Could Become U.S. Citizens—and Voters

Politicians who demonize immigrants do so at their own peril. Immigrants are already a key voting bloc in many states. And they are only going to get stronger as more and more of them become lawful permanent residents (LPRs) and, ultimately, U.S. citizens who are eligible to vote. Needless to say, all of these potential […]

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Recognizing the Vital Contributions Foreign Born Veterans Make to the U.S. Military

Written by on November 11, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Recognizing the Vital Contributions Foreign Born Veterans Make to the U.S. Military

Immigrants bring tremendous skills, talents, and energy to our country – including to our military forces. It’s important to recognize the essential impact immigrant veterans, standing shoulder to shoulder with native-born soldiers, have made and will continue to make within the ranks of the U.S. military. Here’s how the U.S. military is strengthened by diversity in its […]

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Citizenship Day to Be Celebrated Around the Country

Written by on September 16, 2015 in Integration with 0 Comments
Citizenship Day to Be Celebrated Around the Country

Related Content: Why Legalization Must Lead to Citizenship September 17 marks Citizenship and Constitution Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the United States’ constitution and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. The day is marked by ceremonies and celebrations around the country, including over 50 naturalization ceremonies throughout September, […]

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A Nation of Immigrants Celebrates Fourth of July by Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens

Written by on July 3, 2015 in Integration with 3 Comments
A Nation of Immigrants Celebrates Fourth of July by Welcoming 4,000 New Citizens

While the Fourth of July invokes excitement as many Americans prepare to spend time with family, attend parades and watch fireworks shows, 4,000 immigrants are participating in a different sort of celebration. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is celebrating Independence Day by swearing-in over 4,000 new U.S. Citizens between July 1-4. There are […]

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The Cost of Citizenship is a Barrier for Some Immigrants

Written by on January 9, 2015 in Demographics, Integration with 7 Comments
The Cost of Citizenship is a Barrier for Some Immigrants

Of the 13.3 million legal permanent residents (LPRs) in the United States, 8.8 million are currently eligible for citizenship. Many, however, are not making the leap from legal permanent resident status to citizen. The number of those naturalizing has been less than 800,000 for the past five consecutive years, and in 2013, a mere 8.9 […]

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How Immigrants Contribute to the U.S. Military

Written by on November 11, 2014 in Uncategorized with 4 Comments
How Immigrants Contribute to the U.S. Military

Just as immigrants have roots in communities across the country, they are also found throughout the ranks of the U.S. military, fighting on the front lines and shaping policy in the Pentagon. The importance of the myriad roles that immigrants play in the armed forces has only increased since 9/11. In recognition of their service, […]

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Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Written by on September 17, 2014 in Integration, State and Local with 0 Comments
Cities Recognize the Power of Naturalization During Citizenship Day and Welcoming Week

Each year on September 17, the United States observes Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, a combined event that commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution in 1787 and recognizes all those who are or have become U.S. citizens. This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day by […]

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