Citizenship and Naturalization
Another way we promote an inclusive and diverse workforce is by assisting employees in their aspiration to become naturalized citizens of the United States. In 2015, we were honored to receive an invitation to a White House Business Leaders Roundtable on New Americans to hear directly from government officials on initiatives being advanced by the White House Task Force on this topic and participate in discussions about how we can take positive action. Karlos LaSane, our Regional Vice President for Government Relations, represented Caesars and confirmed our support for building welcoming communities and providing citizenship.
For many years, we have continued to support a variety of non-profits and coalitions such as the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Mi Familia Vota, the National Immigration Forum, and the Human Rights Campaign for Community-Based Naturalization workshops benefiting eligible residents in southern Nevada and southern California at several of our properties. Also, we have supported employees by providing education programs and assistance with the application costs for naturalization. In 2015, we supported more than 40 employees in attaining U.S. citizenship and enabling them to play a full role in our community life. To date, we have helped more than 320 employees become U.S. citizens. We provide policies and procedures around the workshops, educational programs and assistance with payments for these various activities.