The US federal government recently ran an advertising campaign to encourage immigrants to become US citizens. This effort, which reached an estimated 8 million immigrants who are currently eligible to request citizenship, ran in print, radio and other forms of media in New York, Florida, Texas and California. The federal government wanted to remind immigrants of the importance and advantages of citizenship through this media campaign.

"You've got to create that sense of urgency, and until they've reached that sense of urgency, they'll just coast," said Nathan Stiefel, Division Chief of Policy and Programmes, Office of Citizenship, US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

This is the first media campaign by the federal government to support citizenship. According to data, a number of immigrants do not apply to become US citizens because they feel they do not speak English well enough or do not see the specific advantages of citizenship.

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