Citizenship Day 2018

AILA is proud to announce that this year's Citizenship Day will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Additional information regarding this event and updated chapter contact lists will be posted as they become available, so stay tuned!

September 15, 2018 is AILA Citizenship Day

On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine brave men signed the U.S. Constitution, recognizing all who are born in the United States or by naturalization, as citizens. AILA Citizenship Day celebrates this important day in our nation's history by hosting workshops around the country that provide free or low-cost assistance to legal permanent residents eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.

Life. Liberty. Freedom. Prosperity.

AILA's 12th Annual Citizenship Day event will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018. Citizenship Day is a single-day nationwide event hosted by AILA chapters across the country and their local grassroots partners. Each year, Citizenship Day helps thousands of eligible legal permanent residents to prepare and apply for U.S. naturalization. According to the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics, in 2014 8,880,000 legal permanent residents were eligible to naturalize.

In times fraught with negativity and fear surrounding the word "immigration", this annual event is taking on greater meaning. Citizenship workshops hosted by AILA chapters and affiliates will help create a safe and welcoming place for all immigrants and highlight the beautiful and powerful impact of immigrants in the United States.

If you have any questions, please contact probono@aila.org. Join us in ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to achieve the American Dream!

Additional information regarding this event and updated chapter contact lists will be posted as they become available, so stay tuned!

 

Thank you to all the volunteers who made AILA Citizenship Day a success in 2017!

With your support, we helped hundreds of people around the country apply for naturalization and renew their DACA benefits. Close to 20 workshops (Citizenship + DACA) were held on September 23, 2017, and a total of 31 workshops are taking place throughout September and October. Thank you for being pro bono leaders in your communities and chapters

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 08020862.