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Briefly explains the importance of becoming a citizen and the application process.
The Application Process
Information on the requirements and application process to become a U.S. Citizen.
General and special requirements for becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.
A Guide to Naturalization and M-599, Naturalization Information for Military Personnel. USCIS manuals with information on the process and eligibility requirements to become a U.S. citizen. Available in PDF format.
A list of common questions and answers about how to become a U.S. citizen.
Learn the economic benefits of naturalization.
Learn about the naturalization process, take a basic Eligibility Screen to see if you qualify, and be guided through the application form from start to finish.

Questions and Quizzes to Prepare for the U.S. Citizenship
A listing of possible questions that may be asked during the citizenship exam.
A list of sample U.S. history and government questions for naturalization test preparation. The document is available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Available in PDF format and MP3 audio.
From the San Francisco Public Library, citizenship questions and answers in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian.
From the Smithsonian Institution, uses museum collections and exhibitions in a web-based learning tool that supports aspiring citizens’ efforts to prepare for the civics portion of the naturalization test.

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Connecticut Refugee Resettlement Services


Connecticut State Refugee Assistance Program
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Contacts:
State Refugee Coordinator: Carlene Taylor, 860-424-5889
State Refugee Health Coordinator: Alison Stratton,860.509.7375
ORR Regional Representative: Julie Munro, 617.565.3671

Catholic Charities Migration & Refugee Services
35 Groton Street, Hartford, CT 06106
(860) 297-7800
Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services
235 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT 06511
Email: info@irisct.org
International Institute of Connecticut
670 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605-1704
(203) 336-0141

Department of Homeland Security


https://www.dhs.gov/topic/citizenship-and-immigration-se?rvices
Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
Reviews and approves applications for immigration benefits, including immigrant visa petitions, naturalization petitions, and asylum and refugee applications. Part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Responsible for interior security. Includes two law enforcement divisions, Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement and Removal Operations. Part of the Department of Homeland Security.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Responsible for inspecting persons and cargo passing through points of entry and securing the borders. Part of the Department of Homeland Security.

Agency Materials -- Homeland Security:

U.S. CIS Immigration Handbooks, Manuals, and Guidance
(Includes the USCIS Policy Manual, Adjudicator's Field Manual, and M-274 Handbook for Employers.
U.S. CIS Policy Memorandum
(Policy and procedural memoranda giving guidance to USCIS adjudicators.)
ICE Freedom of Information Act Library
(Records required by FOIA to be made available on ICE's website. Includes statistics, reports, memorandums of agreement and other documents.)
U.S. CBP Stats and Summary
(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's annual reports and statistics)
Immigration Statistics Data
(Homeland Security)


Additional Resources:
Migration Policy Institute
Dream Act Portal
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Center for Immigration Studies
PEW Hispanic Research Center


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Norwalk Library Book List --


A compassionate call to counter culture in a world of poverty, same-sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, pornography [eBook] / David Platt.
[United States] : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015.
A century of immigration 1820-1924
[United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2014.