In November 2014, the mayors of American megacities (Los Angeles, Chicago and New York) advocated accelerating and simplifying the procedure for obtaining US citizenship by legal migrants residing in the country.
An initiative group of specialists in public administration developed the program "Cities for Citizenship". It provides for the full support of the owners of green cards when they integrate into American society. Legal migrants will have the right to receive favorable microcredits, free consultations of experts on naturalization in the United States. In addition, the program provides for the holding of language courses, qualification master classes for holders of green cards.
The global goal of the program is to replenish the budget by improving the well-being of citizens. Citizens of the US traditionally receive higher wages in all spheres of production and services, scholarships (if they study in universities). The income of a naturalized migrant, according to statistics, rises by at least 11%. Accordingly, its deductions to the budget are proportionally increasing.
Nearly 9 million legal migrants live in the United States today. Becoming citizens of the country, they will be able to make a career, increase the level of their financial independence. The budget will only benefit from this. The program of mayors provides income to the state treasury, even if only the desire of respectable migrants to obtain citizenship. The application for registration of documents will cost each of them $ 680.