The National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), together with partners across the country, have come together to move large scale naturalization efforts in a coordinated way. Of the estimated 8.8 million immigrants that are able to naturalize today, approximately 650,000 – 750,000 people become U.S. citizens each year. However, trends show that during election years we see large peaks in naturalization numbers, increasing at times to over 1 million people becoming naturalized.
Through this coordinated effort to ensure new Americans can have a voice in the elections this year, there are over 150 naturalization workshops and trainings in 22 states happening between now and June of 2016. These events across the country are assisting legal permanent residents with their citizenship applications by hosting large scale citizenship workshops, training community leaders as workshop and outreach volunteers, screening for naturalization and continuing to communicate the numerous benefits of naturalization from the economic impact to civic engagement.
We invite you to engage with the naturalization work happening in your area. To connect to a local event, please email Sarah Mesick, NPNA, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please visit NPNA’s website here for more information.