Citizenship News

Help students with tricky vocabulary

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Aug 4, 2021
Updated: Wed, Aug 4, 2021

New biometrics policy may be problematic for limited English speakers

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 30, 2021
Updated: Fri, Jul 30, 2021

What is stopping millions of permanent residents from naturalizing?

commentary from Niskanen Center

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 30, 2021
Updated: Fri, Jul 30, 2021

USCIS Releases Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jul 4, 2021
Updated: Sun, Jul 4, 2021

Some fun tech tools for teaching citizenship

care of Andrew Shapira

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Updated: Tue, Jun 22, 2021

Making Citizenship an Organizing Principle of the US Immigration System

Report from Center for Migration Studies

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jun 7, 2021
Updated: Mon, Jun 7, 2021

Lynne is offering a free webinar through New Readers Press

Strategies for helping students at risk of failing the test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, May 12, 2021
Updated: Wed, May 12, 2021

GREAT NEWS!

2020 test is recinded

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Feb 22, 2021
Updated: Mon, Feb 22, 2021

Biden’s new immigration bill

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Feb 19, 2021
Updated: Fri, Feb 19, 2021

GOOD NEWS FINALLY!

indications that new test will soon be scrapped

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Feb 12, 2021
Updated: Fri, Feb 12, 2021

CLINIC’s Policy Recommendations for the New Administration

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jan 4, 2021
Updated: Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Translated test questions

in 9 languages

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Dec 20, 2020
Updated: Sun, Dec 20, 2020

TESOL issues statement of concern about new test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Dec 9, 2020
Updated: Wed, Dec 9, 2020

New York Times article on new test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Dec 3, 2020
Updated: Thu, Dec 3, 2020

Send USCIS Your Comments on the New Test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Dec 1, 2020
Updated: Tue, Dec 1, 2020

My Advice to Citizenship Teachers

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Nov 23, 2020
Updated: Mon, Nov 23, 2020

More Reporting on Redesigned Test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Nov 14, 2020
Updated: Sat, Nov 14, 2020

USCIS will implement new test Dec. 1

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Nov 13, 2020
Updated: Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Fee increase on hold for now

due to court injunction

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2020

2020 USCIS Citizenship Instruction Grants Available

(with a big "if")

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 31, 2020
Updated: Mon, Aug 3, 2020

A Rockier Road to U.S. Citizenship

Findings of a Survey on Changing Naturalization Procedures

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jul 27, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2020

Citizenship concerns remain as immigration agency reopens

News article from AP

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jun 8, 2020
Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2020

USCIS Preparing to Resume Public Services on June 4

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, May 28, 2020
Updated: Thu, May 28, 2020

Thousands wait to take US citizenship oath amid virus delays

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, May 28, 2020
Updated: Thu, May 28, 2020

2020 State of New American Citizenship Report

(report care of Boundless)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, May 14, 2020
Updated: Thu, May 14, 2020

York County (PA) to hold small, outdoor naturalization ceremony after pause due to coronavirus

(will we see more of these in other locations?)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, May 6, 2020
Updated: Wed, May 6, 2020

USCIS Should Hold Remote Naturalization Ceremonies During the COVID-19 Crisis

--commentary from the Niskanen Center

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, May 4, 2020
Updated: Mon, May 4, 2020

US Immigration Offices Are Going To Temporarily Close Due To The Coronavirus Pandemic

The move will postpone naturalization ceremonies and citizenship and asylum interviews, among other functions.

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Mar 20, 2020
Updated: Fri, Mar 20, 2020

Two stories in the news today:

DHS’s new "Denaturalization Section" and 10% of potential voters are now naturalized citizens

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Feb 28, 2020
Updated: Fri, Feb 28, 2020

USCIS Fee Hike: How Immigrants Are Affected

Helpful new report reveals what USCIS’s proposed fee increases mean for immigrants

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Dec 17, 2019
Updated: Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Now Playing at Chicago oath ceremonies: PBS KIDS’

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Dec 11, 2019
Updated: Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Judge Blocks DHS From Implementing Unlawful Restrictions to Citizenship and Immigration Applications

USCIS changes to fee waiver process foreclosed citizenship for some low-income applicants and barred others from immigration opportunities

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Dec 9, 2019
Updated: Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Members of Congress Call on Trump Administration to Abandon Fee Hikes for Immigrants Applying for Citizenship

(News article from Forest Hills Post)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Nov 22, 2019
Updated: Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Study: New citizens could swing battleground states in 2020

A progressive group shines a spotlight on a potentially potent voting bloc, but activists say Democrats are failing to mobilize it.

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Updated: Wed, Nov 20, 2019

NALEO also providing resources for fighting the fee increase

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Nov 20, 2019
Updated: Wed, Nov 20, 2019

National Media Reports on the Naturalization Fee Hike

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Nov 16, 2019
Updated: Sat, Nov 16, 2019

Webinar from CLINIC

Responding the USCIS Fee Changes: How to Fight Back and Prepare Your Program for What’s Ahead

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2019

Statements and Fact Sheet on Fee Increase and Elimination of Fee Waivers

from NALEO, AILA, and One America

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Updated: Thu, Nov 14, 2019

New York Times Article Covers Fee Increase

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Nov 13, 2019
Updated: Wed, Nov 13, 2019

USCIS nearly doubling the citizenship application fee

(and this increase is on the fast track)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Nov 8, 2019
Updated: Fri, Nov 8, 2019

Troubling Developments Behind the Scenes

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Nov 5, 2019
Updated: Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Advocacy Groups Suing USCIS Over Fee Waiver Change

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Nov 5, 2019
Updated: Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Applicants Will No Longer Be Able To Use Means-Test Benefits to Qualify for Fee Waivers

USCIS Claims That Revised Criteria Provides “Clarity” for Demonstrating Eligibility

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: Fri, Oct 25, 2019

LAWSUIT FORTHCOMING TO CHALLENGE DHS BARRIERS DESIGNED TO PREVENT LEGAL IMMIGRANTS FROM BECOMING CITIZENS

USCIS changes to naturalization fee waiver process forecloses citizenship for some low-income applicants

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Updated: Fri, Oct 25, 2019

USCIS Awards FY 2019 Citizenship and Assimilation Grants

Nearly $10 Million Will Expand Citizenship Preparation Services in 24 States

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Sep 27, 2019
Updated: Fri, Sep 27, 2019

Civil Servants Who Process Immigration Applications Are Being Asked To Help ICE Instead

(in the run-up to a national election)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jul 21, 2019
Updated: Sun, Jul 21, 2019

Trump administration announces plan to

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jul 20, 2019
Updated: Sat, Jul 20, 2019

Congressional hearing on processing delays

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Senators Introduce

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: Tue, Jun 18, 2019

USCIS shifting caseloads to alternate cities

move will impact wait times

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: Tue, Jun 18, 2019

New Campaign to Activate One Million to Submit their Citizenship Applications

Through the National Partnership for New Americans

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, May 30, 2019
Updated: Thu, May 30, 2019

Current N-400 form has an expiration date that is already passed

(we’re supposed to use it anyway)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Updated: Wed, Apr 24, 2019

Trump Administration

(forwarded message from National Partnership for New Americans)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Updated: Sat, Mar 16, 2019

New Report: It’s Harder Than Ever To Become A Citizen

via Boundless Immigration

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Feb 10, 2019
Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2019

We must not close the door to new American citizens

via The Hill

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Feb 10, 2019
Updated: Sun, Feb 10, 2019

Article on societal and intergenerational benefits of citizenship

via Common Dreams

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jan 26, 2019
Updated: Sat, Jan 26, 2019

Applicants may soon have to deal with a cumbersome document-gathering process in order to submit N-400’s

CLINIC weighs in with concerns

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jan 17, 2019
Updated: Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Trump administration is ramping up de-naturalization efforts, something once almost unheard of

a long, and very concerning NYT Magazine article

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Dec 20, 2018
Updated: Thu, Dec 20, 2018

Netflix premiers documentary about immigrants attaining citizenship

"Out of Many, One"

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Dec 12, 2018
Updated: Wed, Dec 12, 2018

Wait times for citizenship applications stretch to 2 years

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: Tue, Oct 30, 2018

LA Times Commentary on the Backlog

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Sep 9, 2018
Updated: Sun, Sep 9, 2018

Great Washington Post Editorial

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Sep 7, 2018
Updated: Fri, Sep 7, 2018

More reporting on the backlog

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Updated: Sat, Aug 18, 2018

NPNA Wants to Know What’s Up with the Backlog

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Aug 7, 2018
Updated: Tue, Aug 7, 2018

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Assimilation Grant Opportunities

USCIS funding for citizenship classes available

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Jul 25, 2018
Updated: Wed, Jul 25, 2018

It’s time for citizenship educators to speak up

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Naturalization Backlog Is Growing

NPNA is pushing back

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: Tue, Jul 10, 2018

Naturalized citizens are no longer safe from anti-immigrant initiatives

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Updated: Tue, Jul 10, 2018

CAIR-Chicago Sues USCIS Over Secret Citizenship Vetting Program

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, May 7, 2018
Updated: Mon, May 7, 2018

New USCIS policy results in canceled oath ceremony

(a sign of things to come?)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Mar 15, 2018
Updated: Thu, Mar 15, 2018

NPNA: Naturalization Backlog Up 100.05% In in Two Years

2 million immigrants apply to naturalize, 734,000 stuck in the pipeline

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Lifting barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants

report from Stanford University

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Naturalization numbers up

report from the Pew Research Center

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Feb 7, 2018
Updated: Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Lawsuit Says PRs Denied Citizenship Because of Disabilities

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Dec 29, 2017
Updated: Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Online filing for N-400 is not going well

Says Inspector General

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Dec 12, 2017
Updated: Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Two interesting NYT articles on citizenship this week

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Oct 28, 2017
Updated: Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Whiskey ad features citizenship test question

JOHNNIE WALKER ASKS, COULD THE AVERAGE AMERICAN PASS A CITIZENSHIP TEST?

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Oct 26, 2017
Updated: Thu, Oct 26, 2017

This Year’s USCIS Citizenship Grant Recipients

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Sep 30, 2017
Updated: Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Opportunity to comment at USCIS

my idea on language access and the N-400

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Sep 25, 2017
Updated: Mon, Sep 25, 2017

USCIS Offers Help to People Affected by Hurricanes

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Updated: Wed, Sep 13, 2017

USCIS $$ available for small CBO’s to offer citizenship instruction

but note the very short deadline: Aug. 6!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jul 25, 2017
Updated: Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Fake [Naturalization] News

(on Fox, where else?)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jul 6, 2017
Updated: Thu, Jul 6, 2017

NPNA Statement on Trump Nominee for USCIS Director 

(forwarded from National Partnership for New Americans)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Some N-400’s Going to a New Address

please check to see if your state has been shifted to a different processing center

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Updated: Thu, Jun 15, 2017

USCIS Teleconference on N-400 Processing Delays

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, May 18, 2017
Updated: Thu, May 18, 2017

Supreme Court case could have major impact on naturalized citizens

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, May 15, 2017
Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

Inspired by Trump, more immigrants rush to become U.S. citizens

applications up by almost 30%

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, May 15, 2017
Updated: Mon, May 15, 2017

2015 US Naturalizations: Annual Flow Report

from the Office of Immigration Statistics

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Dec 19, 2016
Updated: Mon, Dec 19, 2016

New Info on

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Dec 8, 2016
Updated: Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Delayed Oath Ceremonies

caused by coding error at USCIS

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Dec 2, 2016
Updated: Fri, Dec 2, 2016

USCIS announces this year’s Citizenship and Integration Grants awards

recipients are small community-based organizations this year

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Updated: Thu, Nov 10, 2016

NBC News Article on New Partial Fee Waiver

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Updated: Mon, Oct 31, 2016

The (already too high) application fee is going up!

after Dec. 23rd it’ll be $725 (but there’s a new reduced fee option)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Updated: Tue, Oct 25, 2016

More on the Election Year Backlog

NBC news story

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Updated: Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Over Half a Million Immigrant Voters Potentially Disenfranchised

Critical Report from National Partnership for New Americans

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Updated: Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Backlog means many new citizens won’t get there in time to vote

New York Times Story

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Updated: Thu, Oct 13, 2016

N-400 applications: no need to send photos any more!

change starts immediately

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Updated: Sun, Sep 25, 2016

National Citizenship Drive Succeeding

Naturalizations up 32% so far this year...in time for new citizens to vote!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Updated: Thu, Sep 15, 2016

San Diego’s Private Sector Leads In Naturalization Push Nationwide

from KPBS

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Updated: Thu, Sep 15, 2016

Harry Reid Calls On Trump To Take Naturalization Test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Updated: Tue, Aug 16, 2016

Latest Naturalization Trends Report

from Migration Policy Institute

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Aug 16, 2016
Updated: Tue, Aug 16, 2016

NaturalizeNY

$1.25 Million Investment Will Offset Financial Costs and Help Reduce the Barriers For Immigrants to Become U.S. Citizens

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jul 23, 2016
Updated: Sat, Jul 23, 2016

Bipartisan House group asks for lower immigration fees

(news article from The Hill)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 8, 2016
Updated: Fri, Jul 8, 2016

Pathways to Citizenship and Financial Empowerment through Credit Unions

Free Webinar

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jun 4, 2016
Updated: Sat, Jun 4, 2016

You want to become a citizen? Spy on your friends (or else!)

BuzzFeed investigation turns up a disturbing trend

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, May 31, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 31, 2016

Naturalizations up 28% (in time for November elections)

news from the The National Partnership for New Americans

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, May 31, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 31, 2016

Application fee is going up again

BUT a new partial fee waiver will be available

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, May 4, 2016
Updated: Wed, May 4, 2016

New Version of Fee Waiver Form

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, May 3, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 3, 2016

Citizenship applications may be flagged based on religion

(ever heard of "CARPP"?)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Updated: Sun, Apr 17, 2016

New N-400 form released today

Still paper-based (but electronic submission may be coming)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Apr 13, 2016
Updated: Tue, May 24, 2016

USCIS Citizenship Grant Program

attend this teleconference to learn how to apply

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Apr 11, 2016
Updated: Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Elements of Program Quality for Adult Citizenship Education

4/5 webinar from the Office of Citizenship

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Mar 30, 2016
Updated: Wed, Mar 30, 2016

Trump motivating immigrants to naturalize in big numbers

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Mar 19, 2016
Updated: Sat, Mar 19, 2016

Free Webinar from the USCIS Office of Citizenship

Feb. 23

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Updated: Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Donald Trump’s remarks spur Latino ’naturalization blitz’ before election

Citizenship clinics being organized in battleground states

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Updated: Wed, Jan 27, 2016

When immigrants become citizens, cities benefit

Urban Institute study shows it’s a "win-win" for cities

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Dec 20, 2015
Updated: Sun, Dec 20, 2015

Citizenship students and new citizens can participate in USCIS New Year’s video greeting!

send in a video of yourself wishing the world a happy new year

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Dec 15, 2015
Updated: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

U.S. presidential hopeful Clinton calls for easier naturalization

News story from Reuters.com

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Dec 14, 2015
Updated: Mon, Dec 14, 2015

New National Campaign Urges Legal Residents to Naturalize, Vote

(NBC News story)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Dec 11, 2015
Updated: Fri, Dec 11, 2015

USCIS offers free webinar on Citizenship Resource Center

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Updated: Wed, Sep 30, 2015

Pay the fee by credit card! New resources and outreach!

additional USCIS offices to be located outside of major cities

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Updated: Sun, Sep 20, 2015

Concerns about EL/Civics and changing WIOA Regs

Join this MPI webinar for more info

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Updated: Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Indicted FIFA Exec Allegedly Faked “Severe Dementia” to Avoid U.S. Citizenship Test

(you can’t make stuff like this up)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jun 9, 2015
Updated: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

Asian Immigrants Becoming US Citizens at High Rate

from New American Media

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jun 9, 2015
Updated: Tue, Jun 9, 2015

LA Times editorial nails it

and a bonus piece from The Hill

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

Article on Natz Application Fees

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jan 13, 2015
Updated: Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Free Webinar: Reducing Barriers to Citizenship

from National Partnership for New Americans

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jan 4, 2015
Updated: Sun, Jan 4, 2015

Cities for Citizenship

11 cities are now actively promoting citizenship

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Dec 17, 2014
Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

New Americans Tour Launches In Philadelphia

provides context for understanding test questions

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Nov 15, 2014
Updated: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Why reject US citizenship?

Some eligible immigrants point to language, costs, return plans

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

New Americans in the Voting Booth: The Growing Electoral Power of Immigrant Communities

a new report from the American Immigration Council

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Cities for Citizenship

NYC, LA, and Chicago announce new initiative

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

Volunteer Training Self-Study Modules

available on USCIS website

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

Lawsuit Charges Feds Block Muslims From Citizenship

thousands denied citizenship with no means to appeal

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

US Conference of Mayors resolution calls for proactive USCIS and DHS policy changes

fee reduction urged

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

2013 Anual Flow Report

see the latest naturalization statistics from DHS

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jun 8, 2014
Updated: Sun, Jun 8, 2014

’’Filing Tips’’ for N-400 and fee waivers

Very useful information here!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, May 13, 2014
Updated: Wed, Jul 15, 2020

Citizenship Advocates Join With Labor Unions

promoting citizenship to immigrant workers

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Apr 24, 2014
Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

The New Edition of

you can order it now and get a big discount (on anything in the series)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Why do they ask that?!

disclosing a crime for which one has not been arrested

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Share your ideas at the USCIS

a rare opportunity to make suggestions--take advantage of this!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

2014 Citizenship and Integration Grants

USCIS accepting proposals from citizenship prep. programs until May 16th

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

N-400 Translations in Spanish, Vietnamese & Chinese

some VERY helpful tools available now, thanks to ILRC

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Motor Voter Checkbox Confuses Immigrants

(and an unintentional error can get them deported!)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

New (much longer) N-400 released

older version accepted until May 5th

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Feb 4, 2014
Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

Tips for Filing Fee Waiver Requests

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jan 30, 2014
Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

The Economic Case for a Clear, Quick Pathway to Citizenship

From the Center for American Progress

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

Age at Which Immigrants Naturalize May Determine Health Outcomes In Later Life

study finds correlation between age at naturalization and health outcomes

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Dec 13, 2013
Updated: Fri, Dec 13, 2013

PRI is all about citizenship this week

several stories worth checking out (audio and text)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Updated: Thu, Oct 17, 2013

USCIS Uploads Video of the Oath of Allegiance

(and a list of this year’s USCIS grant awards)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Oct 11, 2013
Updated: Fri, Oct 11, 2013

Good feature story from the Las Vegas Sun

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Sep 3, 2013
Updated: Tue, Sep 3, 2013

3 Naturalization-Related News Stories

Secret Program delays Muslim Applicants, Companies Help Workers to Naturalize, and Some Choose NOT to Naturalize

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Aug 27, 2013
Updated: Tue, Aug 27, 2013

Why the naturalization fee is so high

TIME explains (without taking sides)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jul 9, 2013
Updated: Tue, Jul 9, 2013

Profile of a Volunteer Citizenship Teacher

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jul 4, 2013
Updated: Thu, Jul 4, 2013

Family gets into car crash on the way to their oath ceremony

USCIS finds them in the hospital and swears them in anyway!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, May 29, 2013
Updated: Wed, May 29, 2013

USCIS Citizenship Grant Program now taking proposals

deadline May 22nd

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, May 3, 2013
Updated: Fri, May 3, 2013

ACLU calls out USCIS for racial/religious discrimination

Blog post: Unequal Access to Citizenship for Muslims

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Apr 11, 2013
Updated: Thu, Apr 11, 2013

Free Webinar on Mobile Apps for Citizenship

from the New Americans Campaign

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Updated: Wed, Apr 10, 2013

Sign on letter to lower the naturalization fee

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Apr 8, 2013
Updated: Mon, Apr 8, 2013

Priced Out of Citizenship

NYT opinion piece by Rahm Emanuel and Luis Gutierrez

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Apr 4, 2013
Updated: Thu, Apr 4, 2013

Learn how to create citizenship partnerships with government leaders and institutions

Free webinar from the New Americans Campaign

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Mar 6, 2013
Updated: Wed, Mar 6, 2013

The Fee is Too High

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Mar 1, 2013
Updated: Fri, Mar 1, 2013

Public Comments on the New N-400

many ideas offered by individuals and groups around the country

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Feb 23, 2013
Updated: Sat, Feb 23, 2013

New Americans Being Priced Out of U.S. Citizenship

report demonstrates that the high fee is discouraging potential applicants

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Feb 16, 2013
Updated: Sat, Feb 16, 2013

New N-400 Citizenship Application on the way

lots of new questions/new vocabulary to teach

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Dec 31, 2012
Updated: Mon, Dec 31, 2012

Program opens door to citizenship for immigrants

The $20-million New Americans Campaign will hold workshops to help permanent residents in eight U.S. cities fill out applications and prepare for exams.

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Nov 27, 2012
Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012

Problems for new voters

poorly trained poll workers, ID issues cause problems for newly naturalized citizens at the polls

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Nov 12, 2012
Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

Graph showing naturalization totals from 1910-2011

from Migration Policy Institute

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Nov 12, 2012
Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

How Illegal Voting Can Affect One’s Naturalization Application

Free podcast from ILRC

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Nov 12, 2012
Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

How the search for non-citizen voters is harming us a country

Standford Law Review essay

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Nov 12, 2012
Updated: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

Citizenship in the News

various topics

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Oct 17, 2012
Updated: Wed, Oct 17, 2012

Many Athletes of the US Olympics Team are New Citizens

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jul 30, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jul 30, 2012

Latino Leaders Say too Few Green Card Holders Become Citizens

article from Fox News Latino

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 13, 2012
Updated: Fri, Jul 13, 2012

CLINIC Announces Updated Handbook on Citizenship for Elders

free download

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jun 28, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jun 28, 2012

The Oath, New Voter Registration, Reasons to Naturalize

Here’s an assortment of resources/information I’d like to share

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jun 25, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jun 25, 2012

Case Inquiries

some useful information

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jun 21, 2012

The New Immigrant Vote

new citizens, voter registration, and the upcoming election

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jun 21, 2012

Free webinar on working with older citizenship students

June 28th (take advantage of this great opportunity!)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jun 21, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jun 21, 2012

USCIS makes accommodation for hospitalized applicant

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, May 11, 2012
Updated: Fri, May 11, 2012

Financial issues and naturalization

law article with some useful info

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, May 2, 2012
Updated: Wed, May 2, 2012

What you probably knew already

one in three native-born Americans could not pass the citizenship test

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Apr 27, 2012
Updated: Fri, Apr 27, 2012

National Citizenship Partnership Launches New Campaign

Building a National Movement for Citizenship

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Mar 25, 2012
Updated: Sun, Mar 25, 2012

A new round of citizenship grants from USCIS

direct services: citizenship instruction paired with application assistance

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Mar 21, 2012
Updated: Wed, Mar 21, 2012

USCIS officer presents citizenship certificate to the surgeon who saved her life

a "human interest" story

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Mar 16, 2012
Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2012

Michigan State Professor Says the Citizenship Test Lacks Reliability

study suggests that only 10% of questions are performing well

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Mar 10, 2012
Updated: Sat, Mar 10, 2012

CitizenshipWorks

a great new resource for citizenship applicants/advocates

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Feb 27, 2012
Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2012

New Citizens Registering to Vote at Increasingly Higher Rates

according to data analysis from the American Immigration Council

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Feb 27, 2012
Updated: Mon, Feb 27, 2012

Free online resources at ProLiteracy Ednet

plus a free webinar on promoting citizenship in the media

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jan 26, 2012
Updated: Thu, Jan 26, 2012

111-year-old woman becomes a US citizen

second-oldest person ever to be naturalized

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jan 21, 2012
Updated: Sat, Jan 21, 2012

Free Citizenship Legal Training for Non-Profit Staff

Offered in San Jose by ILRC and CLINIC

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Jan 10, 2012
Updated: Tue, Jan 10, 2012

Pass rates have improved with the new citizenship test

new records study shows gains for all demographics in all test areas

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jan 9, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jan 9, 2012

Great new program development resource from CLINIC

"Creating A Citizenship Preparation Program"

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jan 9, 2012
Updated: Mon, Jan 9, 2012

Microloans for Citizenship Applicants in Maryland

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Nov 24, 2011
Updated: Thu, Nov 24, 2011

Citizenship for Older Applicants

USCIS teleconference on Dec. 14th

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Nov 23, 2011
Updated: Wed, Nov 23, 2011

A Cautionary Tale

old criminal convictions can come back to haunt citizenship applicants

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Oct 23, 2011
Updated: Sun, Oct 23, 2011

Another Great Training Opportunity from CLINIC

Free webinar: How to Design and Implement a Citizenship Program

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Oct 20, 2011
Updated: Thu, Oct 20, 2011

Video of Oath Ceremony on USCIS YouTube Channel

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Oct 17, 2011
Updated: Mon, Oct 17, 2011

Reforming the Naturalization Process

Interesting new policy brief from the National Foundation for American Policy

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Aug 18, 2011
Updated: Thu, Aug 18, 2011

A Great Training Opportunity from Clinic--don’t miss it!

Free webinar: Strategies for Naturalizing the Most Vulnerable Applicants

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Aug 18, 2011
Updated: Thu, Aug 18, 2011

N-400 Priority Processing for Certain Non-Citizen SSI Recipient

expedited processing possible for elderly and disabled immigrants in danger of losing benefits

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Aug 15, 2011
Updated: Mon, Aug 15, 2011

Spotlight on Naturalization Trends

mpi publishes naturalization statistics

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jul 23, 2011
Updated: Sat, Jul 23, 2011

Jacksonville woman has bedside oath ceremony

a story that shows what a difference people can make when they care enough to go the extra mile

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 8, 2011
Updated: Fri, Jul 8, 2011

New Documentary on Naturalization airs on HBO July 4th

Citizen USA: A 50-State Road Trip

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jul 3, 2011
Updated: Sun, Jul 3, 2011

More on the USCIS public awareness initiative

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, May 25, 2011
Updated: Wed, May 25, 2011

Has the recession affected citizenship applications?

Statistics suggest that fewer immigrants can afford the fee

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, May 24, 2011
Updated: Tue, May 24, 2011

USCIS has launched a new media campaign to promote citizenship

Looks good!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, May 24, 2011
Updated: Tue, May 24, 2011

AILA and Partners Help Thousands Apply for Citizenship Today

50 naturalization clinics in 19 states

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Apr 30, 2011
Updated: Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Basic combat training now includes naturalization

miliary makes it easier and quicker for soldiers to become citizens

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Apr 28, 2011
Updated: Thu, Apr 28, 2011

2010 Annual Flow Report

characteristics of immigrants naturalized in 2010

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Apr 8, 2011
Updated: Fri, Apr 8, 2011

Haley Barbour, Slavery, and the Citizenship Test

What was the real cause of the Civil War?

Posted: to Citizenship News on Wed, Mar 30, 2011
Updated: Wed, Mar 30, 2011

Terrific new resource from APALC

free workbook and videos in several languages

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Mar 22, 2011
Updated: Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Newsweek asks: How Dumb are We?

Christian Science Monitors has some fun with the question

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Mar 22, 2011
Updated: Tue, Mar 22, 2011

New California citizenship campaign targets Asians

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Mar 21, 2011
Updated: Mon, Mar 21, 2011

Competative Grant Opportunities for Citizenship Preparation

USCIS announcement just came out

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jan 20, 2011
Updated: Thu, Jan 20, 2011

Info on upcoming grant funding opportunities

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Jan 10, 2011
Updated: Mon, Jan 10, 2011

New form for requesting a disability waiver for citizenship test (N-648)

clearer instructions, new section for interpreters, & doctors can submit electronically

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Dec 23, 2010
Updated: Thu, Dec 23, 2010

Austin judge grants dying man a last wish: US citizenship

USCIS facilitates quick in-home interview/oath ceremony

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Dec 23, 2010
Updated: Thu, Dec 23, 2010

Q: What would happen if more Latinos applied for citizenship?

A: They could decide the results of elections in key states

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Nov 28, 2010
Updated: Sun, Nov 28, 2010

Official Form Now Available for Requesting a Fee Waiver

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Nov 23, 2010
Updated: Tue, Nov 23, 2010

Remember: Naturalization Fee goes up tomorrow

$5 increase

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Nov 22, 2010
Updated: Mon, Nov 22, 2010

What are the hallmarks of a quality citizenship education program?

Please share your ideas with me

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Nov 13, 2010
Updated: Sat, Nov 13, 2010

USCIS Debuts New Computerized Naturalization Certificates

improved security features

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Oct 25, 2010
Updated: Mon, Oct 25, 2010

Seen as a civic duty by immigrants, voting can have serious consequences

NYT article

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Oct 17, 2010
Updated: Sun, Oct 17, 2010

Implications of USCIS using social networking sites to investigate cases

From the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Oct 15, 2010
Updated: Fri, Oct 15, 2010

USCIS looks at applicants' Facebook pages?

FOIA request shows that USCIS is using some new methods to detect fraud

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Oct 14, 2010
Updated: Thu, Oct 14, 2010

Refugees lose SSI

situation is grim for disabled and elderly who have not yet become citizens

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Oct 2, 2010
Updated: Sat, Oct 2, 2010

New

"Characteristics of Persons Naturalizing in the United States Between 1980 and 2008"

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Oct 2, 2010
Updated: Sat, Oct 2, 2010

More on Elderly Refugees Losing SSI

Report from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 23, 2010
Updated: Thu, Sep 23, 2010

Judge makes jury dury no-shows watch a naturalization ceremony

Here's an editorial your citizenship students may enjoy

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Sep 18, 2010
Updated: Sat, Sep 18, 2010

USCIS puts useful citizenship information all in one place

new on-line resource center is well put-together

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Sep 18, 2010
Updated: Sat, Sep 18, 2010

USCIS Announces 2010 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program Recipients

$7.8 Million Awarded to Expand Citizenship Preparation Programs for Immigrants

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Sep 18, 2010
Updated: Sat, Sep 18, 2010

Members of Congress want to swear in new citizens

Bipartison bill introduced in the House by Rep. Jose Serrano

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 16, 2010
Updated: Thu, Sep 16, 2010

Is Georgia trying to keep new citizens from voting?

Frustrated new citizen tells her story

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Sep 10, 2010
Updated: Fri, Sep 10, 2010

New Report: Assimilation Today: Latest Immigrants Following in Our History's Footsteps

from the Center for American Progress

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 2, 2010
Updated: Thu, Sep 2, 2010

Should voting mistake keep an immigrant from attaining citizenship?

Surprise--Faux News doesn't think so

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Sep 2, 2010
Updated: Thu, Sep 2, 2010

More on elderly/disabled refugees losing SSI

Those who have not filed citizenship applications by 9/30 will lose cash assistance

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Aug 23, 2010
Updated: Mon, Aug 23, 2010

Some elderly and disabled refugees will soon lose SSI

New York Times editorial suggests removing time limits for naturalization

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Aug 12, 2010
Updated: Thu, Aug 12, 2010

New features added to USCIS website

case inquiries for delayed N-400's and case status updates in Spanish

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Aug 2, 2010
Updated: Mon, Aug 2, 2010

Coming Soon: Official Fee Waiver Form

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sun, Jul 18, 2010
Updated: Sun, Jul 18, 2010

2009 Anual Flow Report

USCIS reports on naturalization trends in the previous year

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jul 10, 2010
Updated: Sat, Jul 10, 2010

Once again, fees will go up...

...but not for citizenship!

Posted: to Citizenship News on Fri, Jul 9, 2010
Updated: Fri, Jul 9, 2010

’’A Citizen From Day One’’

Demos report advocates for voter registration opportunities at every oath ceremony

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jul 1, 2010
Updated: Fri, May 13, 2016

Lawsuit over confiscated/defaced/withheld naturalization certificates

Looks like a naturalization certificate isn't proof enough of legal status for some state bureaucrats...(so, no licenses for people with accents?)

Posted: to Citizenship News on Thu, Jul 1, 2010
Updated: Fri, Jul 9, 2010

Want to review grant proposals for the Office of Citizenship?

This looks like a great opportunity for citizenship advocates all over the country.

Posted: to Citizenship News on Tue, Apr 6, 2010
Updated: Wed, May 5, 2010

USCIS Announces Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities

Funding will expand local capacity to prepare legal residents for citizenship

Posted: to Citizenship News on Mon, Mar 1, 2010
Updated: Mon, Mar 1, 2010

USCIS and Los Angeles Announce Immigrant Integration Partnership

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jan 30, 2010
Updated: Sat, Jan 30, 2010

Will Fees Go Up?

more murmuring...

Posted: to Citizenship News on Sat, Jan 16, 2010
Updated: Sat, Jan 16, 2010

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