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Hurry! Get those New Americans their citizenship before September 2016 (government grants fueling the process)

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 5, 2015

Since I’ve been fixated on the Obama plan to replace (old) Americans with New Americans.  You know the “seedling” plan!   And, then we learned that there is even a non-profit group funded by big money foundations also pushing for immigrants to get their legal permanent resident status swapped for citizenship called the New Americans Campaign, you should know that your tax dollars are fueling the process!

As if it’s any surprise, we learned in our previous post that immigrants most often vote for the Democratic Party!

Citizenship class in Maryland run jointly by Casa de Maryland and AmeriCorps. Your tax dollars at work! http://www.citizenshipmd.org/classes/

From the Dept. of Homeland Security (USCIS) comes this pipeline flowing with your money to ‘non-profits’ to get those immigrants signed up pronto! before a deadline of September 2016 (gee, I wonder what the rush might be!).  (hat tip: Richard at Blue Ridge Forum):

Citizenship and Integration Grant Program

On Sept. 18, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the award of nearly $10 million in grants to 40 organizations that will help permanent residents prepare and apply for U.S. citizenship. Located in 24 states and the District of Columbia, these organizations will receive federal funding to support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents through September 2016.

[….]

Grant recipients are public or private nonprofit organizations with recent experience providing citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to permanent residents. They include public school systems, community and faith-based groups, adult education organizations, and literacy organizations.

Recipient organizations are geographically diverse and represent both traditional immigrant destinations and new immigrant gateways across 24 states and the District of Columbia. Grant recipients plan to provide citizenship instruction and naturalization application services to approximately 22,000 permanent residents from more than 50 countries. Grant recipients represent:

Eighteen of the top 20 states with the largest permanent resident populations (California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Washington, Michigan, North Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Minnesota, Colorado, and Connecticut);

Eight of the top 10 metropolitan areas with the most new permanent residents in the past 10 years (New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, greater Washington, Chicago, Houston, Boston, and Atlanta); and

Nine of the top 10 states with the most naturalizations over the last two years (California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Massachusetts, Georgia and Pennsylvania).

So who are the groups with their hands out to the feds through this one program (obviously, AmeriCorps has another funding stream).  We recognize many refugee resettlement contractors on the list.

FY 2014 Grant Recipients

Grant recipients are (in alphabetical order):

ORGANIZATION LOCATION
Asian Counseling and Referral Service Seattle, Wash.
Asian Services in Action, Inc. Akron, Ohio
Baltimore City Community College Baltimore, Md.
Boat People SOS, Inc. Houston, Texas
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Santa Rosa, Calif.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Stockton Stockton, Calif.
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Overland Park, Kan.
Catholic Charities of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties San Bernardino, Calif.
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County San Jose, Calif.
Catholic Migration Services, Inc. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Center for People in Need Lincoln, Neb.
Central American Resource Center Washington, D.C.
Chinese American Service League, Inc. Chicago, Ill.
Church World Service, Inc. Greensboro, N.C.
City of Littleton Littleton, Colo.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles Los Angeles, Calif.
Colombian American Service Association Miami, Fla.
Council for the Spanish Speaking, Inc. Milwaukee, Wis.
Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon Portland, Ore.
Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc. New York, N.Y.
Fresno Unified School District Fresno, Calif.
Hartford Public Library Hartford, Conn.
Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc. Hollywood, Fla.
Hope Community Center, Inc. Apopka, Fla.
Horizon Cross Cultural Center Orange, Calif.
International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit Detroit, Mich.
International Rescue Committee, Inc. Atlanta, Ga.
International Rescue Committee, Inc. Glendale, Calif.
International Rescue Committee, Inc. Miami, Fla.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jewish Family and Children’s Service Waltham, Mass.
Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle Charlottesville, Va.
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota Sioux Falls, S.D.
Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest Tucson, Ariz.
Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance Minneapolis, Minn.
Nashville Adult Literacy Council, Inc. Nashville, Tenn.
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights New York, N.Y.
Refugee Aid Project San Antonio, Texas
World Relief Corporation of National Association of Evangelicals Wheaton, Ill.
Young Men’s Christian Association of the Greater Houston Area, Inc.

 

http://www.uscis.gov/about-us/citizenship-and-integration-grant-program

7 Responses to “Hurry! Get those New Americans their citizenship before September 2016 (government grants fueling the process)”

  1. […] It occurred to me recently that the contractors, eager to set up offices in places like Spartanburg, SC, aren’t just doing it to take care of refugees who we admit to the US through the US State Department, but will be in place to help the ‘minors’ and ‘dreamers’ get connected with their services, do the paperwork to bring in their family members and help them through their citizenship process ASAP. […]

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  2. […] with their services, do the paperwork to bring in their family members and help them through their citizenship process […]

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  3. michellefromsandiego said

    More on college scholarships for Dreamers:
    http://dreamers.kaplan.edu/partners.aspx includes
    El Salvador Consulate in Miami
    http://www.thedream.us/
    http://unidosnow.org/
    http://www.arabamericanny.org/
    http://teamtreehouse.com/
    http://www.caridad.org/
    http://fldream.swer.org/ with https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/scholarships-for-dreamers-thedream-us
    http://www.nmcir.org/
    http://ywcaqueens.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/familiasunidasfl

    http://www.clearpathimmigration.com/ was founded by the former head of USCIS Michael Petrucelli with the goal to make the confusing and often expensive process of filing U.S. immigration paperwork easier and more affordable for individual immigrants. Using plain language and insider know-how, Clearpath guides individuals step-by-step through the DACA form, all while checking data in real time for potential errors and compliance. Click here to visit Clearpath.

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  4. Where is Baptist Children and Family services? $400 M in the last 4 years

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Oh, they are busy dipping into other pots of government (your) money over at the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS). There are pots of money sitting all around Washington just waiting to be dipped into and all of these non-profits have noses to sniff it out.

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  5. michellefromsandiego said

    Maybe you are wondering what you can do to help your offspring pay for college: they get taxed at your income level, so it’s challenging for them to work and save. More than that, unless they are married or hae children, your income is counted as their income when they apply for financial aid–until they are on the other side of 24 years old. But wait! If they are unaccompanied minors, then they can get taxed at their own rate and apply for financial aid in the most fair way possible–based on their own income.
    https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/infographic-accessible

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  6. GOD GUTS GLORY and AMMO said

    Reblogged this on GOD, GUTS,OLD GLORYand AMMO.

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