National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America

Citizenship and Business: A Win-Win

The Bethlehem Project works with businesses to assist their eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process so they become full participants in the workplace, community, and economy.

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Ciudad de LA y empresas se unen para facilitar ciudadanía
September 27 2014
Por Araceli Martínez Ortega | @aracelimartinez A la inmigrante guatemalteca Leslie Pereira Barrios, AltaMed, la compañía para la que trabaja como empleada de limpieza, le comenzó a dar clases de computación e inglés con miras a que esté lista para pasar su examen de ciudadanía. “...

City of Los Angeles Engages Businesses in Citizenship Challenge
September 23 2014
LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of Citizenship Day, the City of Los Angeles has announced a major citizenship challenge involving local businesses. “Today, Los Angeles is celebrating Citizenship Day with a challenge to our city’s businesses and our 750,000 legal permanent residents in the Los Angeles area who...

Citizenship is a bottom-line issue
September 19 2014
By Barbara B. Kamm In the next 10 years, the U.S. faces a workforce gap that could seriously threaten the growth of our economy. Nowhere is this more evident than in California, where the state will need to increase the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded by almost 60,000 per year (40...

On Citizenship Day, let’s continue to blaze a trail for new Americans
September 17 2014
By Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) and Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) As representatives, we disagree on some issues. However, as Americans, we have similar stories. One fled her native Cuba as an 8-year-old, journeying to the United States and becoming a naturalized citizen. The other, born in California, was the last...

Silicon Valley Tech Firms Feel Bound By U.S. Immigration Policy When It Comes To Hiring
September 17 2014
By Mike Colgan SAN JOSE (KCBS)— With more than half a million legal permanent residents calling the Bay Area home, high-tech companies in Silicon Valley are leading the charge on helping their green-card holding employees achieve citizenship. 25 South Bay technology companies heard from a panel of experts Wednesday on...

Employers help legal residents achieve citizenship
August 15 2014
By Steve Smith Reth Hem, a housekeeper at the Grand Hyatt Washington for nearly 27 years, has always dreamed of becoming a citizen. Her dream was an elusive one. Between working long hours to support herself and her family, having little outside help and the prohibitive cost of the process —...

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