Immigrants who work for the San Diego city government or at the airport are getting a nice, new benefit. Thanks to a partnership formed by the city, the airport, the National immigrantion Forum’s New American Workforce and the Chamber of Commerce, legal immigrants will receive help at work in their efforts to become U.S. citizens.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer said immigrants are important parts of the city’s economy and culture. “Legal permanent residents deserve help along their path to citizenship so they can take part in the American dream,” he said.

He said the partnership will help local businesses, the city government’s workforce and give hard-working immigrants “the opportunity to become full-fledged Americans.”

At a press conference announcing the partnership, the mayor stood by the Chamber of Commerce president, the San Diego Airport CEO and the National immigrantion Forum Executive Director.

The Chamber of Commerce president said the organization is excited to help the New American Workforce make workplace citizenship assistance available to eligible legal permanent residents.

The New American Workforce enables more than 250 businesses across 8 cities with large populations of legal permanent residents to give them assistance with the complex citizenship process. The program provides citizenship application workshops to eligible employees.  

Unfortunately, not all legal permanent residents will be eligible for the assistance. However, there are San Diego immigrantion law attorneys available to help people get through the complex process. You can contact the Law Offices of Jan Joseph Bejar, A Professional Law Corporation, to schedule an appointment.