Between 2000 and 2012, the rate of growth in Tennessee’s foreign-born population was the third fastest in the country. TIRRC is the only organization in Tennessee with the capacity to reach large numbers of eligible LPRs, assist them in obtaining their citizenship, and facilitate their ongoing participation in the civic process. In new destination states like Tennessee, where immigrant communities are smaller and more isolated, eligible LPRs tend to be harder to reach and recruit than in states with more established immigrant communities. This is especially true outside of major cities. Naturalization work is far more challenging in smaller towns and rural areas.  What this means for us is that an effective naturalization program must necessarily include a number of ancillary activities to find eligible LPRs and educate them about the importance of citizenship and civic engagement (outreach through member organizations and educational events, use of ethnic media, etc). This essentially raises the cost of providing naturalization services in this context. Click to read more...




Friday
Jul072017

What Will I Need to Bring to the Workshop ||| Que Necesito Para Traer al Taller?

 

  • Green Card (original & copies) ||| Tarjeta de Residencia (original & copia)
  • Social Security Card 
  • Travel history in the last 3 to 5 years if married to a U.S. citizen ||| Historia en una lista de viajes de los últimos 3 años o 5 años en caso de que esté casado con un ciudadano estadounidense
    • Dates, countries visited, number of days outside of the country ||| Fechas, paises visitados, número de días fuera del país
  • Employment history in the last 3 to 5 years if married to a U.S. citizen ||| Lista de empleo durante los últimos 3 años o 5 años en caso de que esté casado con un ciudadano estadounidense
    • Company's name, address, position, length of time employed ||| Nombre, dirección, posición dentro la empresa, duración como empleado
  • List of addressed where you resided in the last 5 years with dates or 3 years if married to a U.S. citizen ||| Lista de direcciones donde vivio los ultimos 5 años con fechas o 3 años en caso de que esté casado con un ciudadano estadounidense
  • Children's information and any children: decreased, adopted, biological, stepchildren etc. ||| Información de ninos
    • Name, date of birth, current address, green card copies, and social security numbers ||| Nombre, fecha de nacimiento, domicilio actual copias de la tarjeta verde y números del seguro social
  • Parents' information only if they are U.S. citizens ||| Información de padres solamente si son ciudadanos estadounidenses 
    • Names, country of birth, date of birth ||| Nombres, país de nacimientos y fecha de nacimiento
  • Current and previous marriages information ||| Información actual y anterior de matrimonios
    • Name, date of birth, date of marriage, date marriage ended if applicable, home address, spouse’s employer, A# if applicable ||| Nombre, fecha de nacimiento, fecha de la boda, fecha de separación si es el caso, domicilio, el empleador de su cónyuge A# si es aplicable
  • Most recent tax return and Forms W-2 or 1099 (original and copies) ||| La última declaración de impuestos y las formas W2 or 1099 (original y copia)
  • Letters of benefits in English (Food stamps, TennCare, Social security, disability) original and copies ||| Cartas de beneficios (cupones de alimentos, seguridad social, discapacidades, cuidados)
  • Information about driving and/or criminal record, if applicable – copy of TN driving record ||| Información sobre la licencia de conducción y/o antecedentes penales en su caso – copia del registro TN conducción
  • If applying for citizenship because of a marriage, bring your spouse’s green card or proof of citizenship, and your marriage/divorce certificate ||| Si solicita la ciudadanía a causa de matrimonio, llevar la tarjeta verde de su cónyuge o prueba de ciudad y matrimonio/certificado de divorcio

Tuesday
Feb192013

Nurturing Naturalization

Nurturing Naturalization: New Report Highlights Barriers to Citizenship

TIRRC, as a founding member of the National Partnership for New Americans, is proud to announce the release of a new report,"Nurturing Naturalization." This report outlines new findings in what barriers immigrants face in becoming naturalized U.S. citizens. 

Click here to read the press release and download the report.

Wednesday
Jun132012

New American Stories

Through the National Partnership for New Americans, TIRRC launched in 2012 the Become a Citizen Now Program which assisted eligible residents in the naturalization process through Citizenship Assistance Workshops. These workshops could have never happened without the support of every partner from the National Partnership for New Americans, Justice of Our Neighbors of Tennessee, and the attorneys and Citizenship Coaches that volunteered for those days. Now these New Americans can share their story about how they are closer to fulfilling their American dream. Check out the stories of these New Americans that will soon adopt the American flag as their own:

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Monday
Mar262012

Who can request a fee waiver for the Citizenship Quotas?

You may qualify to apply for citizenship at NO cost, click here to know more about the requierments.

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Monday
Feb202012

Citizenship Program

Between 2000 and 2012, the rate of growth in Tennessee’s foreign-born population was the third fastest in the country. TIRRC is the only organization in Tennessee with the capacity to reach large numbers of eligible LPRs, assist them in obtaining their citizenship, and facilitate their ongoing participation in the civic process. In new destination states like Tennessee, where immigrant communities are smaller and more isolated, eligible LPRs tend to be harder to reach and recruit than in states with more established immigrant communities. This is especially true outside of major cities. Naturalization work is far more challenging in smaller towns and rural areas. What this means for us is that an effective naturalization program must necessarily include a number of ancillary activities to find eligible LPRs and educate them about the importance of citizenship and civic engagement (outreach through member organizations and educational events, use of ethnic media, etc). This essentially raises the cost of providing naturalization services in this context

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