CUNY/Daily News Citizenship Now! 2018
Citizenship Application Assistance and Immigration Resource Fair
Continuing a sixteen-year partnership of service to immigrants, CUNY and the New York Daily News will hold a citizenship application assistance event in New York City to help hundreds of lawful permanent residents apply for citizenship.
At the event, our staff and volunteers will interview permanent residents to confirm they are eligible for citizenship and to see if they qualify for a fee waiver.
This year, our event will also feature an immigration resource fair to connect immigrants with health, financial, and education services. With the backlogs of naturalization applications, we aim to be the catalyst that motivates hundreds of permanent residents to apply for citizenship this year. With your help, they will be ready to vote in 2020.
On a single Saturday in 2017, Rosa Campos, a Nicaraguan-born immigrant came to our event and walked out with a packet that was complete and ready to send to USCIS. Rosa said that “events like these facilitate (people’s) opportunity to receive guidance and help to become citizens.” She also explained how she thought her life would change after obtaining her citizenship saying, “I am going to have the right to vote, and above all, to choose our leaders, and to give my opinion on politics and immigration issues.”
She is scheduled to swear-in as a United States citizen this Spring.
BECOME A CITIZEN
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HELP AN IMMIGRANT ON THE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP
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