On June 6th, 2012 the Governor’s Office of New Americans joins the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of New Americans in launching a three-year City of Chicago naturalization initiative. The naturalization initiative will consist of a commitment to directly help 10,000 immigrants in Chicago become U.S. citizens. The initiative will focus on encouraging immigrants to independently initiate their naturalization process and help new citizens become fully active participants in the civic life of the city and state. Furthermore, the City of Chicago’s commitment to naturalization will serve to forge a State-City collaboration that will in turn help to leverage state resources and ensure that the State’s naturalization efforts assist an even greater number of immigrants become U.S. citizens.
The Governor’s Office of New American’s commends the City of Chicago for their commitment to making Chicago the most immigrant-friendly city in the world.