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USCIS Launches Citizenship Initiative

Written By The Shapiro Law Group on June 15, 2011

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (the “USCIS”) recently launched a federal initiative designed to “raise awareness about the rights, responsibilities and importance of U.S. citizenship.”

This “Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative” provides opportunities for immigrants to use the USCIS citizenship education resources free of charge. It is also being promoted in multiple languages on more than 250 radio stations, 40 Websites and various print advertisements running in newspapers across the country.

As part of the initiative, immigrants are invited to learn more about citizenship and naturalization through the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center which offers free educational tools on the process of becoming a U.S. citizen and the rights and responsibilities attached to citizenship.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, roughly 7.9 million of the estimated 12.5 million lawful permanent residents of the U.S. are eligible to apply for naturalization now.

More information is available on YouTube and at the USCIS Website.

For more information about the immigration rights of individuals and families, see the Family and Citizenship section of our Website or call us at (847) 564-0712 if you need legal counsel.