Citizenship Information and Resources Available for Local Immigrant Population
Released Sept.19, 2012
USCIS and the Office of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles are committed to strengthening immigrant integration efforts in Los Angeles through proactive citizenship awareness, education, and outreach activities.
The partnership between USCIS and the City of Los Angeles was first established in January 2010 when the two parties entered into a Letter of Agreement for a two-year period. Launched initially as a pilot project concluding in January 2012, USCIS and the City of Los Angeles renewed the agreement for an additional year in April 2012.
|In recognition of Labor Day, the Office of Citizenship has developed a page on the Citizenship Resource Center that highlights USCIS educational resources related to this important holiday. The English and civics portions of the naturalization test include questions on several federal holidays, including Labor Day.|
What is a widget?
A widget is a small, online application that can be embedded on social media sites, blogs, or other web pages.
As part of the Citizenship Public Education and Awareness Initiative, USCIS has developed dynamic and static widgets to highlight specific sections of the Citizenship Resource Center. The widgets are designed to help permanent residents:
Most U.S. citizens acquire citizenship by being born in the U.S., or through a process called naturalization. However, there are certain people born abroad who can acquire citizenship automatically.
The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 grants automatic citizenship to the biological and adopted children of parents who are U.S. citizens.
How to Get Automatic Citizenship
The Child Citizenship Act of 2000 generally benefits children who were born outside the United States, are under 18 years of age and have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen.