The IRC’s Pathways to Citizenship programme strives to ensure equal protection under the law and civic integration of refugees and immigrants by assisting them to achieve U.S. citizenship.
- The IRC assists refugees and immigrants in obtaining Lawful Permanent Resident Status (“Green Card”)
- We help qualified Lawful Permanent Residents apply for citizenship and provide civics classes to help prepare them for the citizenship test
- We help reunite refugee and asylee families who have been separated by war and conflict, and assist immigrants and U.S. citizens petition for family members
- We support qualified low-income applicants obtain fee waivers from certain USCIS application fees
- We assist with applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Unlawful Presence Waivers while supporting Comprehensive Immigration Reform to provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
- We assist refugees, immigrants and other qualified individuals with a range of other routine immigration matters, such as employment authorisation, travel documents and document replacement
- We assist with Temporary Protected Status and Diversity Visa Lottery applications
We are grateful to count on the support of The Grove Foundation, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), and more than 18 funders across the U.S. in advancing citizenship and immigration services at the IRC.
The IRC also provides a wide range of support to refugees resettling in the U.S.
Immigration and citizenship services are available at the following IRC offices:
Abilene, TX • Atlanta, GA • Baltimore, MD • Boise, ID • Charlottesville, VA • Dallas, TX • Elizabeth, NJ • Los Angeles, CA • Miami, FL • New York, NY • Northern California (Oakland, Sacramento, San Jose, Turlock) • Phoenix, AZ • Salt Lake City, UT • San Diego, CA • Seattle, WA (SeaTac, WA) • Silver Spring, MD • Tucson, AZ • Wichita, KS
Volunteers and interns play an integral role in the IRC's efforts to provide quality comprehensive immigration services to refugees and other immigrants. IRC offices across the U.S. each offer a variety of volunteer and internship opportunities throughout the year, including assistance with English as a second language (ESL) and civics classes.