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Santa Clara County to Announce 22nd Annual Citizenship and Immigrant Pride Day

Affordability is Theme of This Year’s Event

WHAT:
Santa Clara County Citizenship Collaborative will hold a press conference to announce the 22nd Annual Citizenship and Immigrant Pride Day. During the Citizenship and Immigrant Pride Day, legal permanent residents will be offered an opportunity to take advantage of free citizenship assistance. Qualified applicants may be able to save hundreds of dollars in fees through a grant from the Opportunity Fund, or pay no fees at all under the new Citizenship and Immigration Service fee waiver policy.

WHO:
Anita Erfan
, USCIS Section Chief
Angelita Hernandez, Opportunity Fund Community Relations Manager
Teresa Castellanos, Immigrant Relations & Integration Services Director
Richard Konda, Asian Law Alliance Executive Director
Community organizations and elected officials

WHEN:
11:00 a.m., April 5, 2011 TOMORROW

WHERE:
Center for Employment Training, 701 Vine St., San Jose, CA 95110

WHY:
It is estimated that there are still approximately 150,000 residents eligible for naturalization in Santa Clara County. The mission of the County of Santa Clara Citizenship Day is to encourage all eligible residents to naturalize.

The 22nd Annual Citizenship and Immigrant Pride Day will take place on Saturday, April 9, 2011, from 8:45 a.m. - 1:30p.m., at:
Center for Employment Training, 701 Vine St., San Jose, CA 95110; and
Rebekah Children’s Services at 290 I.O.O.F. Ave., Gilroy, CA 95020

Media Contact: Teresa Castellanos (408) 792-2306 (English/Spanish); Tuan Nguyen (408) 453-3013 (Vietnamese); María Caballero (408) 278-2174 (Spanish); Juan Gil Garcia (408) 914-8337
Posted: April 4, 2011