Citizenship and Business: A Win-Win

In 1915 Bethlehem Steel, which built the Golden Gate Bridge, was one of the first U.S. employers to provide free English language instruction to its immigrant workforce. With 8.8 million immigrants currently eligible for citizenship, the National Immigration Forum is expanding this idea through a new initiative.

New American Workforce works with businesses to assist their eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process so they become full participants in the workplace, community and economy. Statistics show a direct correlation between immigrant integration and happier, more effective workers, which directly impacts business profitability.

New American Workforce facilitates accessible citizenship assistance through a two-step process that targets legal permanent residents at their workplace.

The project is now operational in 7 cities with high concentrations of legal permanent residents:

Los Angeles, CA
New York City area, NY
San Jose area, CA
Miami, FL
Washington, D.C. area
Houston, TX
San Diego, CA


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100 Businesses, 100 Stories

New American Workforce has reached 100 businesses!

That means that 100 businesses are helping their green-card holding employees reach citizenship at the worksite.

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100 Business, 100 Stories