With thanks to our friends at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), we invite you to celebrate Citizenship Day.
September 17 is Citizenship Day. At FIRM we believe citizenship is more than a passport. It is a right and a responsibility, a foundation for a better future, and most importantly, an identity that bonds us as Americans to the country we call home. This year we are asking you to join us in welcoming the strangers among us as citizens by supporting FIRM and our programs.
Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals become citizens nationwide, however many eligible permanent residents have not taken that important step. There are currently 8.3 million eligible permanent residents who, due to financial and time constraints, language proficiency, fear of engaging the immigration system once again, lack of information or other reasons, have not begun the naturalization process. At FIRM, we want to ensure that those eligible individuals understand the meaning of citizenship and the positive impact naturalization can have on every aspect of their lives.
As we embrace our commitment to our shared American values and commemorate Citizenship Day, I hope you join us in our cause to help strengthen those bonds that unite us as citizens. On this Citizenship Day, join FIRM in encouraging immigrants to transform their lives through the gift of citizenship. Donate today through the link on this site!