Cities

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage is dedicated to creating a welcoming, inclusive city for all residents. In 2014, the Municipality joined the Welcoming Cities project, a collection of cities from across the United States that recognizes the economic, cultural and… Read more »

Atlanta, GA

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… Read more »

Baltimore, MD

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and the Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MIMA) continue to promote Baltimore as a welcoming city through its economic development and community well-being initiatives, such as its citizenship projects. Partnering with the Paul… Read more »

Boston, MA

The City of Boston is committed to promoting naturalization in Boston as Mayor Walsh proved when he presided over the first Naturalization Ceremony in the historic Faneuil Hall in June 2014, held a second naturalization ceremony… Read more »

Chattanooga, TN

Mayor Berke and the City of Chattanooga have recently started making efforts to increase naturalization numbers among its eligible residents. The Office of Multicultural Affairs hosts semi-annual Citizenship Clinics sponsored by the Immigrant Rights and Refugee… Read more »

Chicago, IL

  Chicago pledges to help about one-third of its 560,000 immigrants become U.S. citizens through the Chicago New Americans initiative, in partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and the United States Citizenship… Read more »

Cleveland, OH

The City of Cleveland has recently partnered with Global Cleveland in an effort to increase naturalization among eligible Lawful Permanent Residents in the Greater Cleveland region, through the GreaterCLE4Citizenship program. The GreaterClevelandCLE4Citizenship Initiative is a comprehensive, multi-year,… Read more »

Dayton, OH

Through its Welcome Dayton Initiative, the City of Dayton has continued to support and promote naturalization efforts in the Dayton community. In a partnership with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) Welcome Dayton hosts citizenship clinics… Read more »

Denver, CO

Mayor Hancock and the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs promotes the well-being of immigrant communities and advocates for their integration into Denver’s civic, economic, and cultural life through advocacy, community engagement, and capacity building. The… Read more »

Detroit, MI

Mayor Mike Duggan and the City of Detroit are committed to welcoming and supporting immigrants. In October 2015, Mayor Duggan worked with key stakeholders to create the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) to help support new… Read more »

Houston, TX

The City of Houston is a Welcoming City that is home to people from all over the world.  We believe that our greatest strength is the diversity of our people, and this includes our immigrant and… Read more »

Jersey City, NJ

Over the past two years, Jersey City’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion has partnered with US Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide permanent legal residents with free naturalization information sessions and Citizenship Clinics among other programs… Read more »

Kansas City, KS

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Knoxville, TN

Knoxville is a welcoming community that respects the value and dignity of all our residents.  Mayor Rogero and the City of Knoxville work with many local partners, including Bridge Refugee Services, Centro Hispano de East Tennessee… Read more »

Long Beach, CA

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Los Angeles, CA

The City of Los Angeles continues to promote naturalization and offer assistance to the immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens among its 350,000 legal permanent residents and has successfully helped 2,654 residents since joining Cities… Read more »

Louisville, KY

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Madison, WI

The City of Madison joined Cities for Citizenship in May 2016. The city will partner with Madison Path To Citizenship, a network of community organizations, businesses, agencies, and individuals in the Madison area who work together to provide… Read more »

Miami, FL

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Miami-Dade County

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Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee under the leadership of Mayor Barret has been making growing efforts to increase naturalization numbers among its residents. In a naturalization ceremony in March 2015, more than 120 individuals from 49 nations were sworn in… Read more »

Nashville, TN

Nashville’s Mayor’s Office of New Americans partnered with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to establish Pathway for New Americans, a program that supports eligible residents in Nashville who want to become US citizens. Through this program,… Read more »

New Haven, CT

New Haven will officially launch their local initiative in 2016 with community based organization Junta, who works closely with the Center for Popular Democracy. The city of New Haven under the leadership of Mayor Toni Harp… Read more »

New York, NY

The Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs plans to expand its NYCitizenship Initiative, the city’s first large-scale coordinated effort to address barriers to naturalization, funded by Citi Community Development. The initiative connects permanent legal residents to financial… Read more »

Paterson, NJ

The City of Paterson is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive, and immigrant-friendly Paterson.  By 2014, according to Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, Paterson had fifty-two (52) distinct ethnic groups.  The City’s rapidly growing Bangladeshi, Turkish, Arab,… Read more »

Philadelphia, PA

Mayor Jim Kenney and the City of Philadelphia’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in collaboration with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society – Pennsylvania, Nationalities Service Center, Esperanza Immigration… Read more »

Pittsburgh, PA

On June 1, 2015, Mayor William Peduto announced the Welcoming Pittsburgh Plan and kicked off Immigrant Heritage Month with a celebration of citizenship. USCIS Director León Rodríguez joined the Mayor and City Council President Bruce Kraus… Read more »

Reading, PA

Mayor Vaughn D.  Spencer Reading is a newer city to join Cities for Citizenship and is currently working to collaborate with their non-profit partners and other community stakeholders to establish citizenship and financial literacy programming in… Read more »

Salt Lake County, UT

Salt Lake County is a welcoming community, open to all. We recognize that welcoming communities are safer, stronger and more vibrant.  Our rapid growth includes many foreign-born residents who now call the county home. To ensure… Read more »

San Francisco, CA

Mayor Lee and the San Francisco’s Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs (OCEIA) has partnered with six philanthropic organizations and seven community-based natural service providers that share the common goal of promoting citizenship and civic… Read more »

San Jose, CA

Under the leadership of Mayor Licarrdo, the City of San Jose Office of Immigrant Affairs and the County of Santa Clara Office of Immigrant Relations established the Immigrant Relations and Integration Services (IRIS) office, which funds… Read more »

Seattle, WA

Under Mayor Murray’s administration, Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) is actively engaged in developing programs and policies to facilitate the successful integration of immigrant and refugee residents into Seattle’s civic, economic, linguistic and… Read more »

South Gate, CA

South Gate officially launched its program in June 2016 and will be working closely with the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) in hosting citizenship events for the southeast Los Angeles County region. The citizenship… Read more »

Suffolk County, NY

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Tucson, AZ

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild has created a Citizenship Campaign aimed at helping legal permanent residents become naturalized U.S. citizens. The innovative program combines help with English language learning, preparation for the citizenship test, and loans to pay for… Read more »

Washington, DC

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