Intending Citizens


Intending citizens are non-naturalized immigrants who are actively pursuing naturalization and have been:

  • lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence (green-card holders);
  • granted temporary residence in the U.S. under IRCA’s legalization program;
  • granted asylum in the US under the Immigration and Nationality Act; or
  • admitted to the U.S. as a refugee under the Immigration and Nationality Act.


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