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Help a New Yorker on the Path to U.S. citizenship

Make an impact by supporting CUNY Citizenship Now!

With support from kind contributors like you, we have helped over 162,000 people on the path to U.S. citizenship at our centers and events and more than 170,000 at our annual call-ins. Though many New Yorkers qualify for legal status or U.S. citizenship, they often lack the funds to hire an attorney. Sadly, many fall victims to dishonest practitioners. In our 20 years serving immigrant New Yorkers, not one had to pay us for legal services. Our experienced and compassionate staff have the skills to provide the same quality service that you can expect from a senior private attorney, but without the costs. Today, more than ever, we need your support. Join us in making an impact in the lives of the people we serve.

Here are two ways to contribute:

  1. Donate online.
  2. Mail a check to:

CUNY Citizenship Now!
Attn: Monique Francis
101 W. 31st Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Checks should be made payable to The City University of New York

PARTICIPANT STORIES

Ana Mejia, DACA Citywide Event Participant
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“I was granted DACA and
now 
I have a social security
and a 
work permit. Today,
I find my self 
looking into
college, looking 
for a job
and entering adulthood

without letting the fear of
my 
immigration status
stop me 
from dreaming.”

Ana Mejia
DACA Citywide
Event Participant

Magella Phillip, Call-In Participant
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” I was unemployed
and was unable to finance
[my citizenship application],
but through the CUNY and
the NY Daily News event,
all fees were waived.
I am now a U.S. citizen
and all it cost me was a
bus fare.”

Magella Phillip
Call-in Participant

Althea Angus and son, center participant
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“I had to petition for my
son who was 14 years old
in Jamaica. [The CUNY
Citizenship Now! staff] at
York College was of great
help. They helped me with
the affidavit of support and
to complete the [petition]
forms. They opened a door
of opportunity for me and
my son to be together.”

Althea Angus
Center participant