In 1915 Bethlehem Steel, who 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 that 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
Washington, D.C. area
San Diego, CA