Citizenship & Naturalization

This report offers recommendations to strengthen immigration legal services in California for immigrants and asylum seekers. The report draws from 20 interviews with executive-level staff from legal service organizations and 80 responses to an online survey of a broad range of immigration legal service providers across the state.
February 2020
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How Can I Get My Papers: Lessons from a Decade of Online Legal Intakes for Undocumented Immigrants.
December 2019
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Join us at Philanthropy Southwest's 2019 Annual Conference for a workshop that addresses building strong and inclusive communities in the Southwest.
October 2019
Conference Session
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In the United States, citizenship is a unifying force built around a core set of commonly agreed ideals, including the inherent equality of all people. Yet U.S. citizenship law and practice are marked by gaps, weaknesses, and opportunities for arbitrary decision-making. Today, those gaps and weaknesses are being exploited to take U.S. citizenship away from members of marginalized groups. 
The report cover of Unmaking Americans, by Open Society Justice Initiative
September 2019
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In this brief, Urban Institute uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey to provide the first systematic evidence on the extent of chilling effects among immigrant families before release of a final public charge rule. 
Urban Institute logo, which shows their name in capital letters, with Urban in larger blue letters and Institute in smaller black letters, in front of a grid of dots on the left and the tagline "Elevate the Debate."
May 2019
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February 2007
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