U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez and Boston Mayor Martin J Walsh, came together to sign a letter of agreement to expand their partnership in order to strengthen the citizenship education and awareness efforts. This agreement will remain in effect for three years.
“USCIS is proud to partner with Mayor Walsh to provide immigrants with greater access to information and resources as they pursue the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship here in ‘The Cradle of Liberty’,” said Rodríguez. “We look forward to working with the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians and other city services in providing tools to help immigrants contribute to a thriving, welcoming and innovative Boston.”
As the process undergoes, USCIS is making sure that Public Library branches establish a “Citizenship Corner” to help aid immigrants with preparation materials. They want a more efficient way for immigrants to have access to information about citizen preparation throughout the city. USCIS also plans on providing training to librarians and city officials about the naturalization process and the free preparation resources available to immigrants who come to the library for research.
Under the agreement signed at City Hall, USCIS and the city of Boston also plan to:
- Provide citizenship information through schools, community centers, and other city facilities.
- Expand community partnerships to hold naturalization information sessions throughout Boston.
- Broadcast citizenship education videos and public service announcements highlighting the letter of agreement on the city’s public access television station, Boston City TV, and city websites.
- Raise awareness on how to avoid immigration scams.
Along with the above efforts, immigration bonds specialists would like to see an increased awareness about the bail bonds process for immigrants and their families. If you are seeking information on immigration bail bonds, US Immigration Bonds can help.