The Obama administration is encouraging the 8.8 million eligible lawful permanent residents to become U.S. citizen with efforts aimed at raising awareness about the process and pressing more immigrants to naturalize.
Monday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency responsible for overseeing immigration to the U.S. — is out with a video composed of a compilation of “six word” entries via social media from “citizens of any country, living anywhere” about what U.S. citizenship means to them.
“Back in September, we asked you to share what U.S. citizenship means to you in six words using the hashtag: #citizenship6. You responded in ways that touched us, challenged us and showed us that one word has so many meanings,” the agency explained.
The agency released two versions of the video one in English and one in Spanish.
“We also created banners for our home page that we’ll post over the coming months. Enjoy the video, and please share it with your friends and family!” the agency added.
In order to naturalize most applicants must demonstrate they can understand, read, write, and speak basic English.