OJJDP Shares Naturalization Resources for National Immigrant Heritage Month

National Immigrant Heritage Month 2022 Proclamation screenshot

On May 31, 2022 President Joe Biden proclaimed June 2022 as National Immigrant Heritage Month and called upon the people of the United States to observe the month with appropriate programming and activities.

In the proclamation, President Biden states:

This National Immigrant Heritage Month, we honor our immigrants and recommit to remaining a country worthy of their dreams and aspirations, a Nation true to our enduring values, and a democracy that forever stands as a beacon of hope to the world.

I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about the history of our Nation’s diverse and varied immigrant communities and to observe this month with appropriate programming and activities that remind us of the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) participates in the Naturalization Working Group (NWG), chaired by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This interagency working group aims to implement a national strategy to promote naturalization and reduce barriers to citizenship through education and awareness.

As part of this government-wide effort, OJJDP is sharing USCIS naturalization resources with juvenile justice organizations and stakeholders serving immigrant and refugee children, youth, and families.