Supporting immigrants is not only the right thing to do; it is also good for business.
In the weeks around Sept. 17, Citizenship Day, we'll be joining cities across the country to advance this effort.
In San Francisco later this month, the SF Pathways to Citizenship Initiative will host its 15th Citizenship Workshop, providing free legal, application and fee-waiver assistance to eligible applicants for citizenship. This private, public, nonprofit partnership with the city has reached over one million Bay-area residents and potential new citizens in the last two years.
San Jose, USCIS, the San Jose Earthquakes and Citi Community Development recently hosted a naturalization ceremony at Avaya Stadium, just before a match between the Earthquakes and the Seattle Sounders. The celebration kicked off Cities for Citizenship in the city. In addition, the city and non-profit partners are hosting a Citizenship Day Resource Fair at the City Hall Rotunda for eligible citizenship applicants.