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$1.2 Million Given by the USCIS for Citizenship Grant Program

The USCIS has given $1.2 million in grants for 13 organizations that provide citizenship preparation for legal permanent residents (green card holders). Among the award recipients include: Association House of Chicago; Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc.; Central American Resource Center, Los Angeles; Federation Employment and Guidance Service Inc., New York, N.Y.; International Institute of St. Louis; International Rescue Committee Inc., San Diego; Jewish Family and Children’s Services, San Francisco; Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest Inc., East Orange, N.J.; Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas, Raleigh, N.C.; OneAmerica, Seattle; Progreso Latino, Central Falls, R.I.; Saint Mark Roman Catholic Parish, Dorchester, Mass.; and Young Women’s Christian Association of Tulsa, Okla. The announcement of this $1.2 million came on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which was established by Congress to celebrate the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.