“Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign
“Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign was initiated by President Barack Obama on Citizenship and Constitution Day in September, 2015. The “Stand Stronger” project was launched together with nonprofit Civic Nation, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, and White House Task Force. The “Stand Stronger” campaign encourages eligible immigrants (eligible lawful permanent residents – LPR’s) to become full American citizens by committing to citizenship.
There are more than 9 million eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs) living in the United States of America who are eligible to apply for citizenship. Without being a full American citizen, these people cannot entirely enjoy the benefits, responsibilities, rights and opportunities that they are entitled to once they commit to citizenship.
Why Is “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign Important?
The Commit To Citizenship multilingual public awareness campaign aims to promote refugee and immigrant integration by enhancing linguistics and education integration, expanding the number of welcoming communities (volunteer corps) and improving already existing naturalization pathways.
By lowering the bureaucratic barriers of becoming a citizen, the U.S. can strengthen its communities and enjoy higher economic prosperity. The United States of America has always been a nation of immigrants. Thus, allowing immigrants and refugees to set down their roots, use their skills and eventually commit to citizenship makes the U.S stronger as a country.
How “Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign Works?
In essence, the “Stand Stronger” Campaign aims to help immigrants and refugees on their way to becoming a U.S. citizen. The “Stand Stronger” Campaign engages different organizations across the country to strengthen already existing pathways to naturalization.
These organizations are, but not limited to, localities that bring immigration services where new Americans work and live, municipal governments, businesses that provide language classes and citizenship workshops to their employees, philanthropic communities, immigration serving organizations and refugee serving organizations.
With the “Stand Stronger” Campaign, the eligible lawful permanent residents (LDPs) will have better access to support and tools that they need to successfully apply for U.S. citizenship.
“Stand Stronger” Citizenship Awareness Campaign Milestones
Two new tools by the USCIS:
- A citizenship Class Locator
- New interactive online civics practise tests
Campaign “Presidential Ambassadors for Citizenship and Naturalization”
- José Andrés, Diane Guerrero, Dave Matthews and Fernando Valenzuela become Presidential Ambassadors for Citizenship and Naturalization. Their stories of naturalization are expected to increase awareness on the benefits of commiting to citizenship.
A WORD FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA
START YOUR JOURNEY AND BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN
SHOW YOUR STRIPES
JOIN DIANE GUERRERO AND START YOUR JOURNEY NOW
CITIZENSHIP IS STRENGTH
TO SOLIDIFY YOUR ROOTS AND PURSUE YOUR DREAMS.
If you’re a permanent resident considering becoming a naturalized American citizen, take the first step toward giving those dreams a chance to grow. Not only will you enjoy all the rights and freedoms afforded all U.S citizens both here and abroad, you’ll be building toward a stronger tomorrow for yourself and for generations to come.
The United States has a long and storied history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world, and puts tremendous value on the contributions of legal immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity.
Making the transition from permanent resident to full-fledged U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. In addition to showing your commitment to the United States and your loyalty to its Constitution, you will be rewarded with the full rights and privileges afforded all U.S. citizens both here and abroad – including voting rights, more job opportunities and the promise of a stronger future for generations to come. It’s not about changing who you are, but about adding a new American chapter to your journey.
KNOW YOUR BENEFITS
Enjoy all the rights and freedoms afforded all U.S. citizens, including increased job opportunities, voting privileges and more.
FAMILY COMES FIRST
Naturalized citizens may petition for family members both here and abroad to become lawful permanent residents of the United States.
PUT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR YOU
with thousands of jobs available in communities across America
MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD
with the most fundamental rights of living in a democracy – the right to vote.
Take a stand for education with grants and scholarship opportunities available to U.S. Citizens.
Strengthen your community by encouraging friends and family to build for the future by committing to citizenship.
A valid U.S. passport allows you to travel abroad with seamless entry into most countries around the world.
Getting started is simple.
Download and print your Naturalization Application in one easy step.
Make the commitment. Fill out your application now and mail it to USCIS.
Are you sure you’re eligible? Find out here.