DHS Releases Plans to Promote Naturalization

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released the Interagency Strategy for Promoting Naturalization, which is a comprehensive government approach to promote naturalization and eliminate barriers to obtaining U.S. citizenship.  


The government’s plan to promote naturalization stems from Executive Order 14012, which was issued in February 2021 by President Biden to reform the nation’s immigration system and create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for foreign nationals.  

The government has established an interagency Naturalization Working Group to carry out the goals outlined in the new report. The Naturalization Working Group is comprised of a broad spectrum of relevant agencies including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. State Department, Social Security Administration (SSA), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of Defense (DOD). Collectively, the agencies will work together to facilitate naturalization and U.S. citizenship for eligible foreign nationals and will also promote citizenship awareness and education.  

Looking Ahead  

Between June 30 and July 7, 2021, the Biden administration welcomed over 9,400 new citizens in naturalization ceremonies across the U.S. Additional information on the government’s efforts to reform the nation’s immigration system and to promote citizenship will be provided as it becomes available. 


Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Ian Love, who is a Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm. 

Content in this publication is not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an Envoy-affiliated attorney or another qualified professional.