"As an American citizen, I will have the freedom of speech, the right to vote in an election, and most importantly, the power to use my voice."
- Ms. Hun, 2013 OCA-GLA Mentored Path to Citizenship Grant Recipient
OCA-GLA created the Mentored Path to Citizenship Grant to expand opportunities for citizenship for Asian American and Pacific Islander immigrants. In less than 10 years, the application fee for citizenship has more than doubled from $330 to $680; pricing out thousands of eligible individuals from applying. This grant provides recipients with financial assistance as well as free legal assistance from Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (AAAJ-LA) throughout the naturalization process.