Washington New Americans

The Washington New Americans Program (WNA) connects immigrants and refugees in Washington State to the information and legal services needed to successfully naturalize and exercise their civic voice. In the interest of changing a flawed system, we also advocate to reduce the structural barriers that keep many from achieving U.S. citizenship. 

Citizenship Day is a FREE, day-long workshop where volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters come together to provide assistance with citizenship applications. All lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders) interested in applying for U.S. citizenship are welcome to participate. Since the program began in 2008, we have held workshops across Washington State, including Aberdeen, Bellingham, Bremerton, Centralia, Des Moines, Mount Vernon, Moses Lake, Olympia, Pasco, Port Angeles, Renton, SeaTac, Seattle, Spokane, Sunnyside, Tacoma, Tukwila, Vancouver, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, White Center, and Yakima, and helped more than 3,000 people apply for citizenship.

Find out when and where the next Citizenship Day workshop is happening and join us!