Updates to services during COVID-19

Due to the current Public Health Order requiring people to stay at home except for essential needs, the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative has postponed our citizenship workshops until further notice. We apologize for the inconvenience. At this time, we encourage you to consider making a free office appointment with one of our partner organizations …

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March 14, 2020 workshop cancellation

WORKSHOP CANCELLATION NOTICE FOR MARCH 14, 2020 In light of San Francisco Mayor Breed’s recent directive and recommendations regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the cancellation of all large public events, the San Francisco Pathways to Citizenship Initiative has decided it is in the best interest of our community to cancel the upcoming …

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We applaud decision to block change to fee waiver

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has temporarily blocked a rule that would have made it more difficult for low-income immigrants to apply for citizenship. Federal Judge Maxine Chesney of the Northern District of California issued a preliminary injunction on December 9, 2019, preventing U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) from eliminating means-tested benefits as a …

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Immigrants Seek Stability of U.S. Citizenship

THE CALIFORNIA REPORT Immigrants Seek Stability of U.S. Citizenship But Cost Is Often a Barrier AUTHOR | Farida Jhabvala Romero | Published on Apr 12 Guatemalan immigrant Elida Oxlaj and two dozen other adult students hunched over thick U.S. history books at a weekly class in Redwood City, preparing for a test they must pass …

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