WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Immigration Forum announced a new partnership with Amazon to provide citizenship services to the company’s eligible employees.
Since 2013, the Forum has worked with some of America’s largest employers to help more than 10,000 employees and their family members with the process of obtaining citizenship.
As part of Amazon’s new Welcome Door program, eligible employees will gain access to remote legal services and application support. Nationwide, approximately 9.2 million of the 13.6 million lawful permanent residents are eligible to naturalize, per recent government estimates. Naturalization extends greater certainty and stability for employees, as well as earlier family reunification and expanded opportunities.
“We are proud to partner with Amazon to help their employees realize their full potential,” said Emily Foster, Vice President of Corporate Engagement at the National Immigration Forum. “America’s workforce and communities are stronger when all of us have opportunities to thrive. Amazon’s program will provide eligible employees with opportunities for career growth, stability and success.”
Through the new Welcome Door program, Amazon’s refugee and humanitarian-based immigrant employees now have access to several new resources, including:
- Reimbursement for EAD renewal fees, which on average cost roughly $500 every other year.
- Ongoing communications that will highlight policy changes that may impact an employee’s immigration status.
- Free legal resources to help navigate immigration-related questions and the ability to connect with immigration experts.
- Access to skills training benefits including free college tuition and English as a Second Language (ESL) proficiency through Amazon’s Career Choice program.
- Customized mentorship.
For more information about Amazon’s Welcome Door program, please visit here.
To learn more about the New American Workforce’s citizenship services contact Helena Coric.