New White House Campaign Will Encourage Legal Immigrants to Become Citizens
campaign on Thursday to encourage legal immigrants to
become American citizens, which could add millions of voters to
the electorate in time for the presidential election next year.
eligible to become citizens, White House officials said they were
trying to make it easier to complete the final steps to citizenship. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, the
federal agency in charge of naturalizations, will offer practice
tests on cellphones for the civics exam that immigrants must
pass, but which many find daunting, and will hold preparatory
workshops in rural areas. Applicants will also be able to pay the
fee — still a hefty $680 — with a credit card.