Overcoming Barriers to Citizenship

 

Overcoming Barriers to Citizenship: An Excerpt from the 2017 Mintz Levin Pro Bono Journal

“George” dreamed of becoming a American citizen. Years ago he completed an application on his own, only to realize that he filled out the wrong form. George recently dropped into a Project Citizenship workshop and, with the help of an attorney familiar with the forms, he was able to complete the correct paperwork on the spot.

Project Citizenship reduces common barriers to citizenship by offering eligibility screening, application assistance, legal referrals, and other support. In 2015, Mintz Levin began collaborating with Project Citizenship to host workshops in our Boston office and elsewhere. To date, 40 Mintz Levin attorneys, project analysts, and summer associates have assisted several dozen low-income immigrant with prescreened applications for citizenship”.

Project Citizenship’s own executive director, Veronica Serrato, has described our partnership with Mintz Levin by saying, “Mintz has been so supportive of Project Citizenship clients for the past three years. We are very grateful for the individual, empathetic, and professional attention provided to our immigrant clients on their paths to citizenship”.

To read the full feature and to read about all the pro bono work Mintz Levin does, check out Building Bridges.