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Nashville Mayor, USCIS Partner To Strengthen Citizenship Education

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Nashville Mayor, USCIS Partner To Strengthen Citizenship Education

CREATED Jun 11, 2014
by Jennifer Reyes

NASHVILLE, Tenn - Mayor Karl Dean announced a partnership with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services or USCIS to strengthen citizenship education efforts in Nashville.

A new program called "Pathway for New Americans" was unveiled Wednesday, at Nashville's Main Library.

The key feature of this program is a table display with resources to support permanent residents by offering citizenship and English as a second language classes, along with tools and resources to help aspiring citizens prepare for the naturalization interview and test.

“Thousands of immigrants and refugees from countries all over the world have made Nashville and Middle Tennessee their home, and that diversity makes our city stronger,” Mayor Dean said. “Pathway for New Americans and all it offers will help them integrate into our community and provide support as they move on a path to citizenship.”

The displays will be located in five public libraries and four community centers.

Mayor Dean and USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba signed a letter of agreement to remain effective until August 2015.

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