The Detroit NAC (or “DNAC”), which is the largest collaborative project in Michigan, led by site leader International Institute of Metro Detroit (IIMD), the Detroit NAC consists of the Chaldean Community Foundation (CCF), Michigan Immigrant Rights Center (MIRC), Michigan United, and South Asian American Voices for Impact (SAAVI), with the strategic mission to provide free citizenship preparation and application assistance for US citizenship. In the past six years, the DNAC has completed over 6,000 naturalization applications for diverse LPRs from dozens of countries and speaking over eight languages, and saved immigrant communities millions of dollars.
6,746 Naturalization Applications Completed
Since the Campaign began, the NAC and its affiliated collaboration in Detroit have completed over 6,746 naturalization applications. The DNAC completed 1,961 naturalization applications from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, which represents a 29% increase in applications over the previous year.
2,600 Fee Waiver Applications Completed
Since July 2011, the DNAC completed over 2,600 fee waiver applications. Through free or low cost assistance and fee waivers, the NAC saved LPRs in Detroit almost $5 million since July 2011. The DNAC has increased the number of fee waivers it submits each year, completing over ten times as many fee waivers in FY17 as in FY12.
Video Training Material Created
Michigan Immigrant Rights Coalition (MIRC), a Detroit NAC partner, recorded a training video for medical professionals on how to properly complete the N-648 Disability Waiver. MIRC created the video to reduce the number of denials that occur when doctors do not know what USCIS is looking for when adjudicating forms.
224 Naturalization Group Processing Events
The DNAC partners conducted 224 naturalization group processing events, clinics, and workshops in the first four years of the Campaign.
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