The Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), Alejandro Mayorkas and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa have entered into an agreement to strengthen and enhance local immigrant integration efforts. Launched as a pilot, this agreement will remain in effect for two (2) years with evaluations conducted by the USCIS to analyze the program’s effectiveness and to determine whether this partnership may be replicated in other locations.
The purpose of the partnership initiative is to strengthen immigrant integration efforts in Los Angeles through proactive citizenship awareness, education and outreach activities. The partnership has planned a series of informational sessions as well as other activities for Los Angeles residents where USCIS educational materials highlighting the benefits and process of U.S. Citizenship will be available at city facilities.
Mayor Villaraigosa provided that “this outreach campaign is a model of cooperation and civic empowerment that will help enrich America’s continued success as a nation of immigrants.”
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