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National League of Cities (NLC) Biography

Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“Be it further resolved that NLC supports establishment of a process whereby undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States may earn legalized status through payment of appropriate fees and back taxes, background checks, absence of criminal or gang activity, consistent work history, and meeting English and civics requirements; and that the immigrants who have earned such legal status should also be able to apply for citizenship through additional processes, as appropriate and practical, as long as they do not move ahead of applicants with proper documentation waiting to adjust their status or those waiting on lists in their home countries.”

NLC Resolution #17,, Nov. 19, 2016


“The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.”

“NLC Goals and Beliefs,” (accessed Feb. 28, 2017)


“The mission of the National League of Cities is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance.”

“NLC Goals and Beliefs,” (accessed Feb. 28, 2017)

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