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Naturalization Will Bring Billions into Cities’ Economies

On Citizenship Day 2014, NPNA, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII) released a report titled Citizenship: A Wise Investment for Cities on the civic, economic, and social benefits of naturalization in American cities. The report coincides with events in the Cities of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles announcing their mayors’ collaboration on a national immigrant naturalization effort called Cities for Citizenship. Read more!

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Jennifer G. Hickey, Big-city Mayors, Seeing Gain, Push Citizenship for Immigrants, Newsmax, September 17, 2014

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Cities push for citizenship, confirmation hearing for new ICE chief, immigration and tight Senate races, 89.3 KPCC, September 17, 2014

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Cristian DeMarco, Ayuda para la ciudadanía en Nueva York, Telemundo, September 17, 2014

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Michael Oleaga, Citizenship and Immigration Services to Naturalize Over 27,000 New Citizens, Latin Post, September 17, 2014

Local community organizer takes over National Partnership for New Americans, Sun Times, December 18,2013

Más de 600 líderes se reúnen para hablar de inmigración y piden parar las deportaciones, Univision, November 18, 2013

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Hundreds of immigrant advocates gather in Miami(AP), Bloomberg Businessweek, November 18, 2013

Rahm Emmanuel and Luis V. Gutierrez, Priced Out of Citizenship, The New York Times, April 3, 2013

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    Last updated on March 14, 2012 by National Partnership for New Americans