On May 4th as part of the New Americans Campaign, representatives from almost 100 immigrant organizations and foundations nationwide are convening in Inglewood for a workshop, and volunteers from these groups will answer citizenship questions, help fill out forms, and obtain fee waivers.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Faithful Central Bible Church, 321 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood. Assistance will be available in nine different languages.
In L.A. County alone, there are more than 750,000 immigrants currently eligible for citizenship, who have not applied.
These 750,000 Angelenos join a total of about 8.5 million legal permanent residents who are currently eligible for citizenship nationwide. In fact, only 8 percent of eligible immigrants naturalize every year. Why? Legal permanent residents face overwhelming barriers, including the incredibly complicated process, the $680 application fee, and diminishing access to English as a Second Language classes.
They’ll support up to 500 aspiring citizens to take the next step closer to their American Dream.