Resources and case stories that provide information about the pathways for lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to achieve U.S. citizenship, and options for local officials to support these citizenship efforts and to engage new citizens in their community.
California is home to about 2.5 million “lawful permanent
residents” who are eligible to become citizens. This resource
explains the process and barriers to citizenship and discusses
how local officials can support the naturalization process in a
way that creates better community engagement.
ILG offered a free webinar to help local officials
build stronger and more
cohesive communities by encouraging lawful
permanent residents to become citizens. Watch
the webinar recording on the right to learn how
citizenship can strengthen the ties immigrants have to their
ILG offers a variety of publications, best practices, reports and
other resources to help cities and counties to understand and
participate in citizenship efforts and to engage new citizens in
Although the Institute endeavors to help local officials
understand technical and legal concepts that apply to their
public service, these materials are not technical or legal
advice. Officials are encouraged to consult technical
experts, attorneys and/or relevant regulatory authorities for
up-to-date information and advice on specific situations.