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USCIS Citizenship Outreach Partnerships

Since local communities play a critical role in welcoming and assisting immigrants, USCIS relies on state and local partnerships to help educate immigrants about naturalization and lawful immigration. Through these partnerships, we provide information and resources to help facilitate outreach and engagement, training and technical assistance, and citizenship education to communities.

Current partners:

City of Chicago, IL

The City of Chicago is collaborating with USCIS to distribute at city facilities information on the naturalization process and how to avoid scams, provide USCIS educational materials and training on the naturalization process to librarians in the Chicago Public Library system, and hold naturalization ceremonies at prominent venues in the City of Chicago.

City of Los Angeles, CA

The City of Los Angeles is collaborating with USCIS to distribute educational materials highlighting U.S. citizenship and the naturalization process at city facilities, hold information sessions for permanent residents interested in learning about U.S. citizenship, and provide USCIS educational materials and training on the naturalization process to librarians in the Los Angeles Public Library system.

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, TN

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro Government) is collaborating with USCIS to implement outreach efforts to raise awareness about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the naturalization process. Under the initiative, USCIS and the Metro Government are distributing USCIS educational materials at Nashville Public Library branches and community centers, providing training on the naturalization process to Metro Government and library staff members, and utilizing the Metro Government and public library websites to provide citizenship information and links to USCIS resources.

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Because libraries are a vital resource for immigrant communities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is collaborating with USCIS to provide information, educational materials, and training resources on immigration and citizenship to local libraries. Through this partnership, USCIS and IMLS seek to ensure that librarians have the necessary tools to refer their customers to accurate and reliable sources of information on immigration-related topics.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 06/11/2014