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New Americans Initiative

On July 16, 2021, a Federal District Court judge in Texas issued a ruling in Texas v. U.S. limiting the DACA program and declaring it unlawful. Effective immediately, the court's decision prohibits USCIS from approving any new DACA applications.

Individuals who presently have DACA may continue to file renewals. Make an appointment to file for DACA Renewal.

If you have recently applied for DACA through a New Americans program partner and have questions, contact your immigration specialist or call the New Americans message line at 213-228-7390 and a library staff member will return your call within two business days.


Welcome New Americans! As the second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles is home to immigrants from more than 140 countries. We are working together with our community partners to bring important information to you about immigration and citizenship.

We value your privacy and your rights as a resident in Los Angeles. All information is confidential and all services are free.

Want to make an appointment or have questions? Call us and leave a message in English, español (Spanish), 한국어 (Korean), 中文 (Chinese), or Persian/فارسی (Farsi) at 213-228-7390. A library staff member will return your call within 2 working days.

You can find more resources from the Mayor's Community Resource Guide for Immigrant Angelenos in English and Spanish.


All New Americans service appointments are now over the phone. Each appointment is 60-90 minutes. A service provider will call you.

  • Citizenship Application Assistance (N-400)
  • Green Card Renewals (I-90)
  • DACA Initial Application and Renewals (I-821D)
  • General Consultation (any questions, any service)
  • Family Reunification Consultation (Petition for Family Member/I-130)
  • Questions about Permanent Residence/Green Card Application (Adjustment of status, I-485)
  • Questions about Removing conditions on residency (I-751)
  • Work Permit Renewal (EAD Form I-765)
  • Apply for Travel Documents (I-131)
  • Help with Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA Requests)
  • Help with Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Special Visas for Crime Victims (T-Visa, U-Visa, VAWA)
  • Financial Coaching for Immigrants
  • Small Business Consultation
  • Q&A for Afghan Arrivals in Persian (Farsi)


Enroll in Online Citizenship Classes

  • Learn English, civics, and history required to pass the test and become a United States citizen.
  • All classes are taught in English, with language support in Spanish, Farsi, and Armenian.
  • Classes are two hours long, once or twice a week for 10-12 weeks.
  • Participants must be lawful permanent residents (*must have a Green Card).
  • After signing up, participants will receive a registration form link and Zoom class information via email or text.
  • Questions or problems in registering for an online citizenship class? Call us and leave a message in English, Spanish, Korean or Chinese at 213-228-7390. A library staff member will return your call within 2 working days.

If you qualify to take the citizenship exam in Spanish, you can register to attend Spanish citizenship classes.


USCIS Resources

USCIS materials in Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog, and Vietnamese can also be found on the USCIS website. Printed study materials from USCIS are only available in English and in Spanish.



We value your privacy and your rights as a resident in Los Angeles. All information is confidential and services in the library are all free. Questions? Call us at 213-228-7390.

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