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New Partnership with Atlanta Supports Citizenship Education and Awareness
As a part of our ongoing effort, I was honored to join Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Thursday, April 23, at City Hall to sign a letter of agreement to strengthen local efforts to promote citizenship education and awareness.
The Mayor and I discussed plans to establish "Citizenship Corners" at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library branches. We're also going to train librarians and other city officials about the naturalization process and our free USCIS preparation resources.
Atlanta is our fourth city partner, joining Los Angeles, Chicago, and the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. I look forward to working with these cities and building relationships with additional communities - as they welcome new Americans. This latest agreement goes hand-in-hand with the plan recently published by the White House Task Force on New Americans.
Immigrants have always been important to our society. They provide new energy, ideas, and imagination, starting businesses and often working difficult jobs. That’s why it’s our duty, as an agency and a nation, to help them find their way.
Many Americans have at least one ancestor who had to struggle to make a life here. Our job today is to ensure that no new immigrant faces that struggle alone.
As co-chair of the White House Task Force on New Americans, I encourage you all to share your own immigration story on social media using #NewAmericans.
Director León Rodríguez
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Watch video of the signing ceremony
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