New Americans citizenship campaign branches out to Seattle

In line at a citizenship swearing in ceremony in Tacoma. Immigrants and new citizens are disproportionately targeted by criminals and scammers, advocates say. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)
In line at a citizenship swearing in ceremony in Tacoma. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

Permanent residents interested in citizenship will have more assistance in Seattle to overcome barriers to naturalization. The New Americans Campaign, which promotes naturalization for eligible permanent residents, is branching out to Seattle, through local organizations One America and the Asian Counseling and Referral Service.

Seattle joins 16 other cities where the national campaign, led by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, has teamed up with local organizations to provide people with assistance in becoming U.S. citizens, according to a press release.

According to the New Americans Campaign, about 111,000 permanent residents in the Seattle area are eligible for citizenship. The group says it has helped more than 155,000 naturalization applicants through more than 2,500 naturalization workshops and clinics in the cities that it has served.

Check out the announcement at the New Americans Campaign website.