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The new American Legion Citizenship Outreach Guide encourages posts and districts to help lawful immigrants assimilate and become naturalized citizens.

Stephen Holota served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War but never became a U.S. citizen – until last fall, when The American Legion took up his cause.

Though applauding some aspects of President Obama’s executive order, National Commander Helm reiterates organization’s long-standing position on the issue.

The American Legion opposes illegal immigration and amnesty for illegal aliens, but fully supports opportunities for legal immigration.

Immigration and Naturalization

Providing assistance and instruction to those following the legal path to citizenship has been a longstanding and proud Legion tradition almost since the organization’s founding.

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