OoC is charged with promoting instruction and training on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
USCIS recognizes that naturalization is a key milestone in the civic integration of immigrants.
Naturalization requirements, such as knowledge of English and U. S. history and government,
encourage civic learning and build a strong foundation upon which immigrants can fully integrate into society.
Through preparing for naturalization, immigrants gain tools to become successful citizens and meet their responsibilities as United States citizens.Certain immigrants, such as those who entered the United States through USCIS’ humanitarian programs, may experience unique challenges with civic, linguistic, economic, cultural, and institutional integration when resettling in the United States, which may impact their progress toward full civic integration.
It is critical to provide vulnerable immigrant populations with opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to fully integrate into American society.The goal of the Community and Regional Integration Network Grant (CARING) funding opportunity is to support organizations providing extended integration services to vulnerable immigrant populations.
These integration services build upon, but are not intended to replicate, resettlement services funded by the U. S. Department of State and the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Immigrants who entered the United States one of the following categories are eligible for services under this program:
• refugees; • asylees; • Cuban or Haitian entrants; • victims of human trafficking or criminal activity; • abused spouses, children, or parents of U. S. citizens; and • individuals on a Special Immigrant Visa (SIV).