Saturday, January 25, 2014

Drive offers immigrants free help in US naturalization

Immigrants are getting help to get through the citizenship process, it's not easy.  - - Donna Poisl

By Harvey I. Barkin, US Bureau

SAN JOSE, California – A campaign to help legal immigrants become US citizens held its first ethnic media roundtable on Friday, Jan. 24 to encourage legal permanent residents to naturalize.

The New Americans Campaign (NAC) initiated in 2012 by a network of businesses, nonprofit organizations and grant-makers exhorted the assembled group of ethnic media representatives and community leaders to educate their audiences on the value and benefits of becoming a US citizen.

To become US citizens, applicants must have been legal residents for five years. Their children become naturalized as a consequence of their own naturalization.
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