400,000 Miami-Dade County residents are currently eligible to become U.S. citizens
Press release via: Office of New Americans of Miami-Dade County
Miami, FL. –– The Office of New Americans (ONA), a countywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship, is celebrating the first ever #MiamiCitizenshipWeek from September 13th to September 22nd. Elected officials, community leaders and recently naturalized citizens will speak at a media roundtable on Tuesday, September 17th, about the County’s commitment to support access to citizenship for eligible residents, and its impact on the 2020 elections and Census.
“With more than 400,000 legal permanent residents eligible for US citizenship, it is clear that more resources need to be allocated to helping our residents take the final step in making Miami and the US home,” says Krystina Francois, Executive Director, Office of New Americans of Miami Dade. “While the country is taking steps against immigrant integration, Miami-Dade recognizes the contributions of immigrants and the importance of supporting their path to citizenship.”
Founded in 2015, The Office of New Americans (ONA) is a public-private partnership between Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners, Citi and non-profit legal service providers who have come together to educate aspiring Americans and offer free and low-cost services as part of a national effort Cities for Citizenship (C4C).
Other #MiamiCitizenshipWeek events can be found here: https://www.officeofnewamericans.org/miami-citizenship-week