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New Strategy Announced to Promote US Citizenship

New Strategy Announced to Promote US Citizenship

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a report detailing a new inter-agency strategy to remove obstacles to US naturalization.

The document, entitled ‘Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization’, provides detail on a new strategy following the Administration’s ‘Executive Order on Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans (E.O. 14012)’.

The strategy has the objective of reducing barriers to US citizenship at a community level for those who are eligible.

Plans have been put forward which seek to improve citizenship education and awareness and by building capacity across multiple areas including:

  • Campaigns to improve public education and awareness of US naturalization
  • Social media outreach to raise awareness of naturalization and the achievements of those who have become US citizens
  • Community outreach to act as additional sources of information at grass-roots levels

The strategy will involve contributions and collaboration from across government departments, including the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Department of Labor, among others.

USCIS said in a statement that the agency “is committed to empowering immigrants to pursue citizenship and the rights and opportunities available to them as they embark on their journey.”

This is the latest move by the Biden Administration as it shifts the tone away from the protectionist and hostile immigration and citizenship policies of the previous administration, towards a more open and positive environment for migrants and those who have made the US their home.

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We continue to monitor developments in US immigration policy and procedure. If you have any queries or concerns about system changes, and the impact on your US immigration options and status, speak to our US immigration specialists.

This article does not constitute direct legal advice and is for informational purposes only.

By Nita Nicole Upadhye

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