Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) American Dream Citizenship Campaign seeks to assist low income immigrant working families through the naturalization process. We offer citizenship assistance, fee waiver assistance, and green card renewal services. CHIRLA is a recognized charitable organization with the Bureau of Immigration Appeals and has an accredited representative on staff to better serve our applicants.
The Citizenship Project is a component of the Civic Engagement Project which seeks to involve new citizens in the electoral process by targeted campaigns to increase voter turnout from newly naturalized citizens and other voting family members. We see citizenship services as a vital step in assuring that immigrant communities fully participate in the democratic and electoral process.
Since January 2011, CHIRLA has set out to establish a robust citizenship campaign that can be integrated to work alongside our other Civic Engagement efforts. Our identified regions consist of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valley who have 209,203 (27% of LA County) and 124,110 (16%) eligible LRPs, respectively. CHIRLA will continue to focus on these regions because of the size of this underserved community around citizenship services and our ongoing civic engagement and advocacy work.
Find out more about CHIRLA's American Dream Citizenship Campaign.