National Immigration Forum

Practical Solutions for Immigrants and America

Citizenship and Business: A Win-Win

The Bethlehem Project works with businesses to assist their eligible immigrant employees with the citizenship process so they become full participants in the workplace, community, and economy.

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City of Los Angeles Engages Businesses in Citizenship Challenge
September 23 2014
LOS ANGELES — In the spirit of Citizenship Day, the City of Los Angeles has announced a major citizenship challenge involving local businesses. “Today, Los Angeles is celebrating Citizenship Day with a challenge to our city’s businesses and our 750,000 legal permanent residents in the Los Angeles area who...

Employers help legal residents achieve citizenship
August 15 2014
By Steve Smith Reth Hem, a housekeeper at the Grand Hyatt Washington for nearly 27 years, has always dreamed of becoming a citizen. Her dream was an elusive one. Between working long hours to support herself and her family, having little outside help and the prohibitive cost of the process —...

It’s a good day to celebrate citizenship
July 03 2014
By Eduardo Padrón Well over a year ago, a group of community employers blazed a new trail for civic engagement with their employees. Miami Dade College, the Intercontinental, and The Betsy–South Beach became founding employer partners of the Bethlehem Project. This unprecedented partnership was designed to...

Bipartisan House Bill Would Encourage Citizenship
June 24 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Democratic Rep. Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) announced that they are introducing the New American Success Act. The bill would help new Americans integrate quickly by working to smooth access to English- language, civics and other programs through the naturalization...

Workforce: Path to Citizenship – Leading Where Others Are Sure to Follow
April 08 2014
Economic growth has solidified the Bay Area as one of the most diverse populations in the country, greatly influenced by the influx of high-skilled foreign workers who come for employment in the tech industry. This entrepreneurial spirit also attracts people from around the world who start companies, drive innovation and...

Citizenship for Immigrants: Tech companies Join Bethlehem Project
March 20 2014
By Danielle Restuccia Legal immigrants in Silicon Valley may now have a better chance at citizenship: this week, several tech companies joined the Bethlehem Project, which provides free services for permanent resident card holders. Nokia, DTZ, Technology Credit Union, and ABM are partnering with the nonprofit in order to help...

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