9.18.2012 Costa Announces $160,000 to Help Legal Immigrants Become Citizens

Fresno, Calif.  – Rep. Jim Costa announced today that Fresno Unified School District will receive $160,000 from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This competitive grant will allow Fresno Unified to build the resources necessary to assist lawful legal residents with the naturalization process.

“Every wave of immigrants adds to the diversity and strength of our country,” Costa continued.  “As a nation of immigrants, we should do all we can to help people who follow the law become naturalized citizens. This award will help many who are legally here and already call this country home be able to attain citizenship.”

31 organizations in 21 states and the District of Columbia were awarded funds through Citizenship and Integration Grant Program this year. USCIS estimates that these organizations will be able to serve approximately 10,000 immigrants from countries around the world with the help of these funds.