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Santa Clara County Announces 24th Annual Citizenship Day

Event to Assist Up to 2,000 Legal Permanent Residents to Become US Citizens
WHAT:
The Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative will host a press conference to announce its 24th Annual Citizenship Day. The Citizenship Day offers legal permanent residents free citizenship application assistance.  On the Citizenship Day, the many organizations of the Collaborative will provide free citizenship orientations, information on fee waivers and payment assistant programs as well as schedule appointments to complete the applications. This is the opportune time to apply for citizenship because of the resources available and speedy processing time in San Jose. 
 
Citizenship Day will take place on April 20, 2013 at San Jose Community College, Technology Building, 600 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose.
 
WHO:
Supervisor Dave Cortese, County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative members: Asian Law Alliance;
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County; Center for Employment Training (CET); Immigrant Relations and Integration Services (IRIS) of Santa Clara County; and Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN).
 
WHEN:
Wednesday, April 17th, 10:00 a.m.
 
WHERE:
San Jose City College, Technology Bldg. Rm. T415, 600 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128
 
WHY:
There are about 190,000 legal residents eligible to naturalize in Santa Clara County. Yet, less than 14 percent of eligible residents apply each year. Many need guidance with the process and assistance with the application fees.  The mission of the Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative is to empower and protect all eligible residents to take that next step to citizenship.   

 

Media Contact: Lam Nguyen (408) 534-5247 (Vietnamese), Tiffanie Le, (408) 453-3013 (Vietnamese), Nick Kuwada, (408) 287- 9710 (English), Teresa Castellanos, (408) 792-2306 (English/Spanish), Vanessa Sandoval 408-453-3003 x 107(English/Spanish), Gilroy Contact: Juan Gil Garcia, (408) 325-5233
Posted: April 16, 2013