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Integration | Civic Participation

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BUILDING THE NEW AMERICAN COMMUNITY

community The Building the New American Community initiative focused on the successful integration of refugees and immigrants at a community level. This three-year initiative, funded primarily by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement, supported relationships among organizations affiliated with the refugee/immigrant and receiving communities in order to capitalize on existing resources and opportunities, as well as to foster two-way integration. See 58-page report.

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A ROLE FOR THE STATE LEGISLATORS

Capitol This report provides a brief introduction to how immigrants become U.S. citizens, and beyond the naturalization process, how they become “American” and active participants in civil society. The paper revisits examples of government efforts to encourage naturalization and adaptation during the Americanization movement of the early 20th century and provides examples of today’s programs. 

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OVERVIEW | INTEGRATION AND CIVIC PARTICIPATION

This section includes information on citizenship and naturalization, including NCSL’s joint project on refugee and immigrant integration (Building the New American Community, 2000-2004).  How can state legislators promote citizenship?  See the issue brief on the Role of State Legislators.

 

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