Welcome to ILRC's Citizenship & Naturalization page. This page offers information and resources for lawyers, advocates and community organizations. The resources contained on this page are intended to be used by trained attorneys, paralegals and community advocates.
If you are seeking assistance with personal immigration matters, check out our resources for additional referrals.
ILRC's role as a national resource center has grown over the past several years. More and more ILRC's scope of service has expanded to include a nationally important role in advocating for the fair treatment of immigrant communities and providing daily critical support for organizations and communities across the country.
For many years, ILRC has had the opportunity to work with America's older immigrant communities and immigrants with disabilities providing their advocates with legal strategies and advice on accommodating the special needs of their clients. ILRC's trainings, educational materials and other support have been the primary source for much needed legal advice for many immigrant services agencies. These services help hundreds of agencies throughout the United States be more efficient and effective in assisting immigrants to become naturalized U.S. citizens and active civic participants.
ILRC's unique position has been valuable to service agencies and the INS as they work to improve the naturalization process.
New Americans Campaign
The New Americans Campaign is a groundbreaking national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship. The Campaign is modernizing and streamlining access to naturalization services, so that greater numbers of legally qualified permanent residents take the critical step to becoming American citizens. Campaign sites and affiliated collaborations have completed over 125,000 naturalization applications and conducted over 1,600 naturalization workshops and clinics across the country. By utilizing innovative technology, free or low cost services, and naturalization application fee waivers, the Campaign has saved immigrant families more than $104,000,000.
The Campaign brings together over 80 organizations across the country including the following key funders who have made an unprecedented investment in supporting aspiring citizens: Carnegie Corporation of New York; the John S. and the James L. Knight Foundation; Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; Grove Foundation; Open Society Foundations and The JPB Foundation.
The list of national partners includes: Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC); Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC); Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC); Immigration Advocates Network (IAN); International Rescue Committee (IRC); National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund; National Immigration Forum; National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) and Pro Bono Net.
For more information on the New Americans Campaign, visit the website at newamericanscampaign.org.