On September 17, 2015, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched a citizenship initiative as part of his “Step Forward LA” campaign, with new tools designed to help members of L.A.’s immigrant population navigate the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Marking the celebration of national Citizenship Day, and as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, the campaign launch is an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Earlier this year, the office launched Step Forward LA as an effort to reach 100,000 Angelenos eligible for DACA and DAPA programs. With the launch of the citizenship campaign, the initiative will focus on encouraging and engaging the more than 350,000 legal permanent resident immigrants in Los Angeles to take the necessary steps to become U.S. citizens.

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