Atlanta, GA

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Mayor’s Reed’s Office of Atlanta is committed to both creating a more inclusive and immigrant-friendly Atlanta and promoting and supporting naturalization; the Office has been focused on putting the right infrastructure in place to pursue this goal. These operations have included: establishing a Mayoral Welcoming Atlanta Advisory Committee comprised of stakeholders including immigrant-serving nonprofits and members of the business community, signing a letter of agreement with USCIS to jointly promote naturalization activities and establish Citizenship Corners, establishing a Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and launching the website: www.welcomingatlanta.com. The Office is also partnered with many local organizations that provide naturalization support including Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Catholic Charities Legal Services, the Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc., the Latin American Association, the Lutheran Services of Georgia, New American Pathways, and the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta. Currently, nearly one third of Atlanta’s non-citizen immigrants are eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship; the Office is working to procure funding to host activities that promote citizenship and offer assistance with the naturalization