“One Million Citizens by 2020,’ is a nationwide effort to encourage new Americans who are eligible to naturalize and to do so now before time runs out to vote in 2020.

 

Processing times for citizens applications have doubled to average over a year nationwide with delays of over 30 months in some USCIS offices, according to a new NPNA report released today.

 

Processing delays are so long in some regions that eligible immigrants who have already applied risk not being processed, naturalized, and then having the ability to register to vote in time for the Presidential election of 2020.

 

This risk already exists in Miami, FL; Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Fort Myers, FL; Fort Smith, AR; Dallas, TX; Memphis, TN; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN; Montgomery, AL; Newark, NJ; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Oakland Park, FL; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Queens, NY; Reno, NV; and Washington, D.C., and will arise in other regions as the year progresses.

 

We will conduct education and outreach and launch a record number of citizenship clinics encouraging lawful permanent residents (LPRs) who qualify to apply now in order for the applications to move through the sluggish bureaucratic process.

 

This effort will take every one of us who believe in the right of New Americans to receive equal and fair treatment from USCIS and for new citizens to exercise their right to vote. We must stand strong against the Second Wall that wants to keep eligible immigrants from fully participating in this nation’s democracy. Please echo our message using our social media toolkit with suggested posts.

 

Will you participate? If so, please add your naturalization event HERE.

 

Tear Down the 2nd Wall - #OneMillionBy2020” Campaign

Growing List of Events

FEBRUARY 2nd

Colorado

  • Denver, CO: Colorado Is Home: Ready to Become a US Citizen? Our free CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOPS will help you save over $1,000
    • Lead Partners: Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, Mi Familia Vota, The City of Denver
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Address: Abraham Lincoln High School, 2285 S Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80219
    • Main Contact: Claudia Castillo, claudia@coloradoimmigrant.org, 303-922-3344

FEBRUARY 16th

Florida

  • Lauderhill, FL: Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Florida Immigrant Coalition
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: 1267 FL-7, Lauderhill, FL 33313
    • Main Contact: Roberto Benavides, roberto@floridaimmigrant.org, 305-571-7254

FEBRUARY 17th

Florida

  • Lauderhill, FL: Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Florida Immigrant Coalition
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: 1267 FL-7, Lauderhill, FL 33313
    • Main Contact: Roberto Benavides, roberto@floridaimmigrant.org, 305-571-7254

FEBRUARY 20th

Alabama

  • Birmingham, AL: Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)
    • Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Address: 117 Southcrest Dr. Birmingham AL 35209
    • Main Contact: Elizabeth Benitez, ebenitez@hispanicinterest.org

FEBRUARY 23rd

California

  • San Francisco, CA: Free Citizenship Workshop & Fee Waiver Assistance
    • Lead Partners: City of San Francisco Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs, San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM - No Appointment Needed!
    • Address: City College of San Francisco, 50 Frida Kahlo Way, San Francisco, 94112
    • Main Contact: https://sfcitizenship.org/free-citizenship-workshops/

FEBRUARY 26th

Tennessee

  • Nashville, TN: Naturalization Info Session
    • Lead Partners: Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Address: 2195 Nolensville Pike Nashville TN 37211
    • Main Contact: Nancy Quinones, nancy@tnimmigrant.org

MARCH 2nd

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, NM: Citizenship and Civic Engagement Workshop: Naturalization workshop and press conference
    • Lead Partners: EL CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos,  New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, Local Elected Officials
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Address: 1240 Bellamah Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
    • Main Contact: Vanessa, Gonzalez, vgonzalez@nmilc.org

MARCH 9th

Tennessee

  • Nashville, TN: Naturalization Application Assistance Legal Clinic
    • Lead Partners: Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: Hillcrest United Methodist Church 5112 Raywood Lane, Nashville, TN 37211
    • Main Contact: Nancy Quinones, nancy@tnimmigrant.org

MARCH 16th

Florida

  • Lauderhill, FL: Citizenship MEGA Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Florida Immigrant Coalition
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: 1267 FL-7, Lauderhill, FL 33313
    • Main Contact: Roberto Benavides, roberto@floridaimmigrant.org, 305-571-7254

Tennessee

  • Nashville, TN: Naturalization Info Session
    • Lead Partners: Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition & City of Nashville
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: Southeast Community Center 5260 Hickory Hollow Pkwy #202, Antioch, TN 37013
    • Main Contact: Nancy Quinones, nancy@tnimmigrant.org

MARCH 17th

Florida

  • Lauderhill, FL: Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Florida Immigrant Coalition
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: 1267 FL-7, Lauderhill, FL 33313
    • Main Contact: Roberto Benavides, roberto@floridaimmigrant.org, 305-571-7254

MARCH 23rd

Texas

  • Dallas, TX: Mega Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: City of Dallas, Office of Welcoming Communities and Immigrant Affairs
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Address: Cardinal Farrell Community Center (at Santa Clara Catholic Parish) 321 Calumet Ave. Dallas, TX  75211
  • Main Contact: (214) 671-5087, yolanda.ramirez@dallascityhall.com

Join the almost one million people who become American citizens every year. This is our country. Become a U.S. citizen. #NaturalizeNow pic.twitter.com/yuPdjjxMFW

— iAmerica (@iAmericaorg) September 20, 2017

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