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 takes this example as an inspiration and a model.

New American Workforce works with businesses to assist their eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process, including English language learning so they become full participants in the workplace, their community and our 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 for legal permanent residents at their workplace.

The project is now operational in eight cities with high concentrations of legal permanent residents:
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City area
  • San Jose area, CA
  • Miami
  • Washington, D.C. area
  • Houston
  • San Diego
  • Detroit

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The Forum helps Americans advocate for the nation they seek for their children: a nation of laws and a nation of grace."

- Ali Noorani, Executive Director

Program Staff