Washington New Americans
The Washington New Americans program is funded by the State of Washington and operated by OneAmerica, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to building power in immigrant and refugee communities. Thanks to attorney volunteers from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and community organizations across Washington, we provide free and low cost legal advice and assistance to legal permanent residents who want to apply for U.S. citizenship. We hold approximately a dozen free citizenship application workshops around Washington State every year, and our affiliate organizations offer assistance in their offices year-round, by appointment.
What We Offer
Since 2008, we have helped more than 3,000 people successfully apply for citizenship. We host 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.
Washington New Americans program offers many FREE services to help you complete your application for U.S. citizenship:
- High-quality legal assistance near you
- Citizenship Days: Attend a one-day citizenship application clinic with volunteer immigration attorneys and interpreters
- In-office help: Make an appointment with any one of our nonprofit partner organizations, recognized by the Department of Justice
- Legal referrals: If your case is too complicated for our program to take on, we’ll help you find a trusted, licensed immigration attorney
- English and citizenship classes and study materials
- Have a question about citizenship or where to find help near you? Call or text us in any language: 206-926-3924
The Washington New Americans Program (WNA) connects immigrants and refugees in Washington State to trustworthy legal advice and legal help so they can successfully naturalize and exercise their civic voice. New citizens strengthen our country, ensure its diversity, and contribute to a vibrant, representative, and engaged democracy. We educate the public on how immigration policies affect families, advocate for fair immigration policies, and promote the dissemination of safe and reliable legal advice to US residents. We value equal rights, justice, and access to legal information.
OneAmerica is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to building power in immigrant and refugee communities. We believe our democracy is stronger when everyone gets to vote and participate.
About the American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington
The American Immigration Lawyers Association of Washington (AILA-WA) is the state chapter of a national association of more than 15,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education and professional services to its members.