Atlanta’s immigrant population is one of the fastest growing in the nation — yet many eligible immigrants haven’t applied for U.S. citizenship.

Please join New America Media and the New Americans Campaign on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 for a special news briefing with media, immigrant advocacy organizations and recently naturalized citizens — to hear about new initiatives launched by community organizations and the city of Atlanta to make it easier to naturalize.

We will discuss why this is a critical time to become a U.S. citizen, how naturalization protects immigrant families in the current political climate, and the role of ethnic media in the citizenship campaign of 2017.

WHEN:
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE:
Latin American Association
2750 Buford Highway NE (Second Floor)
Atlanta, GA 30324

Speakers Include:

  • Ted Terry, Mayor, City of Clarkston
  • Michelle Maziar, Director of Immigrant Affairs, Office of the Atlanta Mayor
  • Javeria Jamil, Staff Attorney, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta
  • Hayat Ahmed, Community Integration Manager, International Rescue Committee
  • Kellee Davis, Community Relations Officer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • And the personal stories of Newly Naturalized Citizens

For more information:
Anthony Advincula aadvincula@newamericamedia.org

Hosted by: New America Media in collaboration with the New Americans Campaign, Spitfire, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta, Catholic Charities Atlanta, Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS), Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), International Rescue Committee, Latin American Association and New American Pathways.U.S. Citizenship – The Best Defense for Atlanta Immigrants

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