The Department of Homeland Security released a report in July describing how 11 agencies will work together to remove barriers to U.S. citizenship and speed up the naturalization process.
The group was formed in response to President Biden’s executive order to prioritize citizenship education and awareness and to restore confidence in our legal immigration system.
The report, titled “Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization,” describes the plan to “… ensure that aspiring citizens are able to pursue naturalization through a clear and coordinated process.”
“We look forward to the work ahead in welcoming and supporting aspiring Americans and equipping them with the tools they need to be successful in their journey to citizenship, and beyond,” said USCIS Acting Director Tracy Renaud.
Renaud considers that enabling immigrants to achieve citizenship demonstrates the desire of the United States to encourage others to join in as U.S. citizens and help build a more perfect union.
“Becoming a United States citizen is a tremendous privilege,” said Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas. “New citizens, strengthened with the power and responsibilities that American citizenship brings, make our Nation better.”