Saturday, September 21, 2013

At ABCD 'Citizenship Days' immigrants work towards citizenship

This organization is helping immigrants, many who have lived here for many years, get through the citizenship application and become citizens, finally.    - - Donna Poisl

By Patrick D. Rosso, Town Correspondent

Sitting in the Action for Boston Community Development’s Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center Mariela Barrows, a 33-year-old Hyde Park resident, patiently waited for her name to be called.

Although she has legally lived in this country since she was five, she has never become a citizen. That may soon change, after she met Thursday with administrators at ABCD who over the coming months will help her navigate the often tricky and expensive citizenship process.

“I’m glad I came here,” said Barrows, who was born in the Dominican Republic. “They helped explain the details and everything about the process.”
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