“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.

Did you know? There is a Full Fee Waiver (I-912) that covers the entire $725 application fee if annual houseful income is under 150% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG) AND a Partial Fee Waiver (I-942) that covers $320 of the application fee if annual household income is between 150-200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG).
 

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

Tear Down the 2nd Wall - #OneMillionBy2020” Campaign

Growing List of Events

APRIL 9TH

Massachusetts

  • Lawrence, MA: FREE Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Project Citizenship
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: 168 Newbury Street, Lawrence, MA 01841
    • Main Contact: Molly Barstow, mbarstow@projectcitizenship.org//617-694-5949

Additional Information: If you think you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, call our office at 617-694-5949 to complete a brief screening and be scheduled for one of our upcoming workshops!

APRIL 13TH

Massachusetts

  • Boston, MA: FREE Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Project Citizenship
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Address: 65 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA 02115 (Northeastern Law School)
    • Main Contact: Molly Barstow, mbarstow@projectcitizenship.org//617-694-5949

Additional Information: If you think you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, call our office at 617-694-5949 to complete a brief screening and be scheduled for one of our upcoming workshops!

APRIL 17TH

Massachusetts

  • Boston, MA: FREE Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Project Citizenship
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Address: 60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109
    • Main Contact: Molly Barstow, mbarstow@projectcitizenship.org//617-694-5949

Additional Information: If you think you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, call our office at 617-694-5949 to complete a brief screening and be scheduled for one of our upcoming workshops!

APRIL 24TH

Nebraska

  • Columbus, NE: Naturalization Clinic
    • Lead Partners: Centro Hispano, Nebraska Appleseed
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Address: 3020 18th St. Suite 7, Columbus, NE 68601
    • Main Contact: Karina Perez, karina@centrohispanos.com

APRIL 27TH

Washington

  • Tacoma, WA: Naturalization Application Workshop
    • Lead Partners: OneAmerica
    • Time: 10:00 AM - first come-first served, new clients accepted until 1:00 PM or until capacity is reached
    • Address: Tacoma Community House - 1314 South L Street Tacoma, WA 98405
    • Main Contact: Sarah Sumadi, sarah@weareoneamerica.org

  • Yakima, WA: Naturalization Application Workshop
    • Lead Partners: OneAmerica
    • Time: 10:00 AM - first come-first served, new clients accepted until 1:00 PM or until capacity is reached
    • Address: Yakima Valley Community College, Deccio Building W Nob Hill Blvd & S 16th Ave Yakima, WA 98902 Tacoma Community House - 1314 South L Street Tacoma, WA 98405
    • Main Contact: Sarah Sumadi, sarah@weareoneamerica.org

  • Vancouver, WA: Naturalization Application Workshop
    • Lead Partners: OneAmerica
    • Time: 10:00 AM - first come-first served, new clients accepted until 1:00 PM or until capacity is reached
    • Address: Clark College, Scarpelli Hall 1933 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663
  • Main Contact: Sarah Sumadi, sarah@weareoneamerica.org

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, Associated Students, San Francisco State University
    • Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - No Appointment Needed!
    • Address: San Francisco State University - Mashouf Wellness Center - 755 Font Boulevard, San Francisco, 94132

Main Contact:https://sfcitizenship.org/free-citizenship-workshops/

  • San Jose, CA: Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Silicon Valley NAC
    • Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Address: 2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
    • Main Contact: Dorothy Hwang, dorothy@asianlawalliance.org, 408-287-9710

APRIL 29TH

California

  • San Jose, CA: FREE Naturalization Legal Clinics
    • Lead Partners: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Address: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95112
    • Main Contact: Maricela Gutierrez, maricela@siren-bayarea.org 408-453-3003

APRIL 30TH

Massachusetts

  • Quincy, MA: FREE Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Project Citizenship
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Address: 40 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169
    • Main Contact: Molly Barstow, mbarstow@projectcitizenship.org//617-694-5949

Additional Information: If you think you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, call our office at 617-694-5949 to complete a brief screening and be scheduled for one of our upcoming workshops!

MAY 4TH

Massachusetts

  • Allston, MA: FREE Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Project Citizenship
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Address: Charlesview, Inc. 123 Antwerp Street Allston, MA 02134
    • Main Contact: Molly Barstow, mbarstow@projectcitizenship.org//617-694-5949

Additional Information: If you think you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, call our office at 617-694-5949 to complete a brief screening and be scheduled for one of our upcoming workshops!

MAY 8TH

Missouri

  • Kansas City, MO: English for Citizenship classes (12 week sessions) May 8th - July 31st
    • Lead Partners: Kansas City Public Library
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Address: 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO  64105
    • Main Contact: Julie Robinson, julierobinson@kclibrary.org - 816.701.3587

MAY 16TH

Massachusetts

  • Boston, MA: FREE Citizenship Workshop
    • Lead Partners: Project Citizenship
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Address: Goodwin Procter 100 Northern Avenue Boston, MA 02110
    • Main Contact: Molly Barstow, mbarstow@projectcitizenship.org//617-694-5949

Additional Information: If you think you may be eligible to apply for citizenship, call our office at 617-694-5949 to complete a brief screening and be scheduled for one of our upcoming workshops!

MAY 21ST

California

  • San Jose, CA: FREE Naturalization Legal Clinics
    • Lead Partners: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Address: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95112
    • Main Contact: Maricela Gutierrez, maricela@siren-bayarea.org 408-453-3003

JUNE 24TH

California

  • San Jose, CA: FREE Naturalization Legal Clinics
    • Lead Partners: Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
    • Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Address: 1415 Koll Circle, Suite 108, San Jose, CA 95112
    • Main Contact: Maricela Gutierrez, maricela@siren-bayarea.org 408-453-3003

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— iAmerica (@iAmericaorg) September 20, 2017

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