In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, nonprofit calls on immigrants to naturalize
Magazine, Immigration, Boundless Blog
Out of the estimated 9 million immigrants currently eligible for U.S. citizenship, 2.5 million are of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) descent. In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, a new digital campaign is calling on all eligible Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants to naturalize.
National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA) is the immigration advocacy organization behind the campaign. One aspect of NPNA’s mission is to make the naturalization process more accessible for all immigrant communities in the U.S.. NPNA launched the “Naturalize #2Millionby2022” campaign in partnership with another nonprofit organization, Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote). The naturalization campaign is designed to reach AAPI communities directly and empower eligible green card holders to take the final step in their immigration journey.
Raising awareness amongst AAPI immigrants about the benefits of U.S. citizenship is at the forefront of the #2Millionby2022 campaign. The ability to work in government positions, travel freely, and access public assistance programs may entice some to naturalize. The right to vote and make one’s voice heard is another benefit synonymous with U.S. citizenship.