Today, there are over 550,000 legal permanent residents in Arizona, and more than 210,000 of them (38%) are currently eligible to become U.S. citizens. And a majority of those eligible to become citizens come from Mexico. We at CASE believe that to have an Arizona where all our cultures and people are respected and valued, more long-term residents must step up and demand all the rights afforded to U.S. citizens. To that end, CASE staff and volunteers will reach out to hundreds of Valley residents in 2016 to invite them to become citizens with the help of our new Immigration and Worker Center. The Center will offer application assistance, help in securing fee waivers and no interest loans to pay for the citizenship application, and civics and ESL classes for those who need help passing the citizenship exam.
To join us in our effort to naturalize hundreds of valley residents over the next year, contact Center Coordinator Emmanuel Gallardo at firstname.lastname@example.org.