Miami-Dade Office Helps New Americans Adjust to Life in South Florida

Miami-Dade County is helping its residents navigate the nation's complex immigration system and highlighting its efforts with a Citizenship Week.

The Office of New Americans is focused on helping permanent, legal residents become full citizens. County statistics show there are some 400,000 legal residents in Miami-Dade eligible for citizenship.

The office has helped more than 10,000 people become citizens since 2015. The majority of applicants come from countries including Jamaica, the Bahamas, Cuba and Colombia.

"This is a time when so many immigrants are fearful so many are afraid that they are not being welcomed, we want to be sure they know there is a path to citizenship," said Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava.

Miami Citizenship Week is a week of events aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible permanent residents. For more information, click here.

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