"As Congress grapples with immigration legislation and a possible "pathway to citizenship," more than eight million legal permanent residents are already eligible to naturalize. This month the Immigration Advocates Network and Pro Bono Net released CitizenshipWorks Mobile, a free app designed to assist immigrants in applying for naturalization. The mobile app helps prospective applicants determine their eligibility; organize documentation for the application process; find free and low-cost legal help; and study for the English and Civics tests. We want to alert you to resources on naturalization, available through the Immigration Advocates Network (IAN), our partners and other advocates.On Immigration Advocates Network:CitizenshipWorks Mobile App - The CitizenshipWorks mobile app is a comprehensive resource and step-by-step aid for those on the pathway to citizenship. It includes useful and unique features, including tools to help people prepare for citizenship tests (like reading and writing quizzes and touch flashcards), calculators to track savings, multimedia functionality (using audio to dictate phrases to be written in English), legal resources located near the user, and much more. To download the app for iOS devices, visit the iTunes App Store at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?21691. For Android devices, visit the Google Play Store at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?21692.
Upcoming Webinar - The Immigration Advocates Network is offering a free webinar, "Anatomy of a Form N-400, Application for Naturalization," on Wednesday July 31st at 2:00 pm Eastern. Learn about completing the naturalization application form, including best practices, challenges for working with clients, and correcting common errors. The panelists are Jennie Guilfoyle, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC); Laura Lichter, American Immigration Lawyers Association; and, Peggy Gleason, DHS Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. To register for this free webinar, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/593670454. In the Library - The "Naturalization and Citizenship" section of the library contains chapters from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) manual entitled "Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship, The Essential Legal Guide," edited by Eric Cohen. The manual and this library provide an overview of naturalization and citizenship laws and the procedures for applying for naturalization at http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/link.cfm?16389." - http://www.immigrationadvocates.org/