2007-03-30 / Community

Meeks To Host Jamaica Citizens Day

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks has announced that he will host a Sixth Congressional District Citizens Day to be held on Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, located at 89-60 164 Street in Jamaica.

"I am very proud to represent one of the most diverse congressional districts in the country. Diversity not only makes us stronger but also more interesting and more connected with the world. We are getting a tremendous response for this event from the community, which shows the support and the need for an immigration workshop," said Meeks.

The workshop is an opportunity where eligible legal permanent residents can receive comprehensive help from City University of New York (CUNY) staff members in completing their naturalization application. Assistance will be provided by congressional staff, attorneys and other trained personnel.

During the workshops, legal permanent residents seeking to become citizens will have the opportunity to rceive important guidance and advice. Applicants will receive assistance filling out all necessary documents required by the office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and have their photographs taken. In addition, attendees will receive advice and information on future steps of the naturalization process, including interviews, and English proficiency and civics exams administered by the USCIS.

"This initiative will provide a meaningful and critical step toward U.S. Citizenship for thousands of men, women and children across the country, so that they too can fully share in the rights that citizens enjoy and also help shoulder the responsibilities," added Meeks. "It will allow these men and women to better protect their families and to better advocate for the best interests of our immigrant community and our country."

"The Sixth Congressional Immigration Advisory Group, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have agreed to do whatever it takes to help us in this project," Meeks stated. "My staff and I are very grateful for all their assistance." For more information or to register for this workshop contact the office of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks at 718-725-6000.

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