Program Name: Center for Migration and the Global City
Collaborative Partners : Law, Social Justice and Government
DESCRIPTION: Citizenship Rutgers is a free naturalization application assistance project. Conceived by students, faculty and staff at Rutgers, and coordinated by the Eagleton Institute's Program on Immigration and Democracy and Center for Migration and the Global City in collaboration with the Rutgers law schools at Newark and Camden, the project leverages the resources of New Jersey's flagship public university to offer free expert legal advice and trained naturalization application assistance statewide. Through Citizenship Rutgers, legal permanent residents (LPRs) access free individual consultations with experienced immigration attorneys; knowledgeable language-appropriate application assistance; passport-sized photos; document certification; citizenship test questions, and ESL referrals. To date, Citizenship Rutgers is the nation's only citizenship application assistance project based at a state university.
Population Served: Grades K-8, Pre School, High School, Teachers, Community-based Groups, Citizen Groups