Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

New Service Puts Legal Help in the Hands of Immigrants Seeking to Naturalize

"CitizenshipWorks, an online resource committed to increasing
naturalization rates among eligible immigrants, recently announced the
launch of its nationwide text messaging campaign, which sends immigrants
information about United States citizenship and helps them to access
free or low-cost legal help in their area.

Users can text “citizenship” ("ciudadania” in Spanish) to 877877 and
receive the location and contact information of nearby legal services
providers as well as information about naturalization and alerts about
upcoming naturalization workshops and events in their community.
Available in English and Spanish, the campaign addresses the unmet need
for information about becoming a U.S. citizen and directs users to local
organizations providing naturalization assistance.

Nationally, it is estimated that there are 8.5 million lawful
permanent residents who are eligible to apply for citizenship. However,