Making citizenship work

Making citizenship work 17 December 2012

CitizenshipWorks offers technology-enabled services that help long-term permanent residents gain the benefits of citizenship and build the capacity of organisations working to assist low-income immigrants.

It is estimated that over eight million lawful permanent residents in the U.S. are eligible to apply for citizenship. However, far less than one million naturalise every year. Many lack the necessary information and means to navigate the complex laws and regulations that govern the naturalisation process. CitizenshipWorks offers technology-enabled services that help long-term permanent residents gain the benefits of citizenship and build the capacity of organisations working to assist low-income immigrants.

The service provides free, easy-to-use online tools to help individuals navigate what can be a confusing and intimidating process. In addition to enabling individuals to find legal help, CitizenshipWorks is being used by immigration legal services organisations seeking to assist more clients through technology-enabled naturalisation group processing workshops.

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