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Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities

A Division of the Department of Neighborhoods


Office Logo The Office of New Americans and Immigrant Communities reaches out to Houston’s diverse community of immigrants, ex-patriates and refugees to facilitate their successful civic, economic and cultural integration as members of our community.

By partnering with stakeholders and community-based organizations to offer programs, services, and signature events, the Office of New Americans seeks to build the capacity of Houston to welcome and integrate its diverse citizenry.

Explore our services and signature events by clicking the images below or contact us directly for all questions, inquiries or suggestions.

Serving people from all over the world who call Houston home



Mayor Turner Issues Statement on Immigration

May 2, 2017 -- “I know there are a lot of immigrant & refugee families and children who are afraid and worried right now about what might happen to them. I want them to know that Houston is, and always has been, a welcoming city, where we value and appreciate diversity. HPD is not the Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency. We don’t profile, and we are not going to start profiling people to determine whether they are here illegally. It hasn’t happened under previous mayors, and it will not happen under my administration.”



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Request the Mayor’s participation at an event: https://cohweb.houstontx.gov/MyrSchedule_Internet/EventSchedule.aspx
After completing an online request for the mayor to attend an event, please send an email with complete details about the event to scheduling@houstontx.gov  Be sure to include the name of the event in the subject line.

Request a Proclamation: https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/ceremonialdocs.html

For more information about Boards and Commissions, you can go to the website at https://www.houstontx.gov/boards. Thank you again for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Notario Fraud

Learn how to identify and avoid “notarios” or fraudsters who offer legal services without a license or specialized knowledge, and where to report them at www.houstonimmigration.org/notariofraud, which includes resources such as pamphlets prepared by the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative and partners as well as how victims can report fraud.

ONA Signature Initiatives
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U.S. Citizenship Forum LogoU.S. Citizenship Forum

Legal permanent residents can get free help filling out their citizenship application at our monthly events. Volunteers are always needed and training is provided.

If you have questions about the naturalization process or what you need to apply call the NALEO hotline 888.839.8682.

Our Next Forum:
September 21, 2019
Registration: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
BakerRipley - Ripley House
4410 Navigation Blvd.
Houston, TX 77011

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National Partner Organizations
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