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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:14 PM

Uber, Lyft to provide Seattle immigrants with free rides to naturalization interviews

The City of Seattle announced a new partnership with rideshare companies Lyft and Uber to provide free transportation to immigrants living in the city looking to continue their path to citizenship.

In June of this year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that Seattle-area immigrants applying for citizenship would have to travel hours away to offices in Yakima and Portland for their naturalization interviews and even oath ceremonies.

Previously, applicants could participate in these steps at the USCIS Seattle Field Office in Tukwila. USCIS implemented the policy despite strong opposition from nonprofits that provide naturalization services to low-income residents.

To assist eligible green card holders who lack resources to travel several hours away for their interviews, Lyft and Uber are each donating $10,000 to support:

The purchase of train or bus tickets for immigrant applicants

To subsidize mileage costs for applicants

Community-based organization staff accompanying applicants to interviews


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Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:20 PM

1. gee, a whole $10,000. i'm sure they spent more than that on p.r. to get this story to our eyes....

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