Ensures that all eligible immigrants understand and have access to the path to citizenship.
With a singular focus on increasing the naturalization rate in Massachusetts and beyond, Project Citizenship transforms the lives and futures of immigrants in the U.S.! Our free legal services have enabled over 10,000 permanent residents to achieve U.S. citizenship since 2014. By accepting the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, our new citizens achieve expanded opportunities, greater economic stability, family reunification, a voice in our democracy, and a deeper sense of belonging in this country. We all benefit when immigrant groups are not isolated but are full participants in our social and civic life, creating more cohesive communities.
Project Citizenship focuses on those who would not be able to naturalize without assistance through the complex and lengthy process. We coach, we encourage, we inform, and we advocate for each client with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) - from application to Oath of Allegiance. We submit requests for waivers of the USCIS application fee and for special consideration for clients who are older or who have a disability. The Project Citizenship community includes over 1,000 attorney volunteers and many local organizations who partner with us. Our clients have a remarkable 95% success rate in achieving citizenship. Our work is at the intersection of economic vitality, civic engagement, and social justice.