Making Citizenship an Organizing Principle of the US Immigration System

Making Citizenship an Organizing Principle of the US Immigration System

Event Date and Time June 9, 2021 2:00 pm

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On June 9th, CMS hosted an event and discussion on its report, Making Citizenship an Organizing Principle of the US Immigration System: An Analysis of How and Why to Broaden Access to Permanent Residence and Naturalization for New Americans. The report’s authors – Donald KerwinRobert Warren, and Charles Wheeler – shared key findings and recommendations. The report makes recommendations to broaden who is eligible for permanent residence and citizenship and includes detailed estimates of immigrant populations that are able to – but have yet to become – US citizens.

The event also included guest remarks from leaders at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Felicia Escobar Carrillo
Chief of Staff, Office of the Director
USCIS

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Kelly Ryan
Senior Advisor, Office of the Director
USCIS