Saturday, March 22, 2014

Check-In Time:
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
9461 LBJ Freeway, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75243
For more information contact:
(214) 634-7182


     New American Campaign

Become a citizen! 
Catholic Charities of Dallas’ Immigration and Legal Services (ILS) program is offering low-cost citizenship services to applicants who qualify for citizenship.

Recent changes to the citizenship application form offer an incentive to apply for citizenship now. The N-400, the form all permanent residents must fill out to apply for citizenship, has just undergone a significant change last week with the addition of questions regarding moral character, which extends the application to 21 pages. The old form may still be accepted through May 5, 2014.
If you are a legal permanent resident eligible for American citizenship, there is no better time than now to resolve to become a citizen!

  • Citizens stand to earn up to 11 percent more in wages over a lifetime, they have access to more and better paying jobs, they travel with a U.S. passport, and they can help their kids under 18 years of age become citizens.
  • A newly naturalized worker in Texas stands to earn more than $2,500 more in his lifetime than one who did not naturalize, with most of that increase coming within a decade after becoming a citizen.
  • On the whole, naturalized citizens make more — a new citizen sees an average boost in individual earning of 8 to 11 percent. That makes naturalization a golden opportunity for the entire U.S. economy, which could see growth from $21 billion to $45 billion if all eligible immigrants became citizens.
For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, contact ILS at (214) 634-7182.