Pelosi: Workshop Puts Legal Residents on the Path to Citizenship
Contact: Brendan Daly/Jennifer Crider, 202-226-7616
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today on the citizenship workshop she held in San Francisco to provide assistance to individuals who are eligible to apply to become American citizens:
"Today, in collaboration with immigrant service organizations, I hosted hundreds of San Francisco's hard-working immigrants who took the next step toward citizenship, embracing the opportunity it offers to those who have worked hard and played by the rules to have a greater say and a stronger voice in determining our country's future.
"For most immigrants, becoming a United States' citizen is the culmination of many years of hard work and the fulfillment of the American dream. In an effort to help turn that dream into reality for the many eligible immigrants, Democrats across the country are holding workshops this summer to help put legal residents on the path to citizenship.
"America is constantly invigorated by the optimism, energy, and patriotism of those who come to our shores in hope of a better future. As we assist individuals navigate the path to citizenship, we are reminded everyday in San Francisco that our beautiful diversity is our greatest strength."