New Americans Campaign to Counteract Tougher Path to Citizenship

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Immigration officials announced on Tuesday a new application form for U.S. citizenship that makes the form a total of 21 pages, twice as long as the old form. (Click here to see the old form). The change goes into effect May 5.

The New Americans Campaign, a nationwide collaborative working on innovative ways to help green card holders become citizens, plans to counteract the form change with dozens of citizenship workshops nationwide in the coming months.

“Green card holders have a 90 day window where they can use the old form — and the New Americans Campaign will hold dozens of free citizenship assistance events nationwide to make sure as many people as possible apply for citizenship before the change,” said Eric Cohen, executive director of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, which leads the campaign. “For those green card holders waiting to take the critical step of becoming citizens, there’s no better time than now.”

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