On Monday, March 10 a workshop at Rutgers will aid permanent residents to become U.S. citizens.
Citizenship Rutgers provides free help to legal permanent residents seeking U.S. citizenship, with than 400,000 residents meeting the criteria in New Jersey.
The Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Program on Immigration and Democracy initiated the project, which has many Rutgers sponsors. Citizenship Rutgers workshops will be held in New Brunswick, Camden and Newark.
The project offers legal permanent residents access to free individual consultations with immigration attorneys, language-appropriate application assistance, passport-sized photos, document certification, citizenship test questions and ESL referrals.
Members of the Rutgers community and volunteers, including experienced immigration attorneys, will assist interested participants. Many volunteers have foreign language skills. To volunteer, call 732-932-9384, ext. 280, or write email@example.com.
To be eligible, participants must reside in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (three years if living with and married to the same U.S. citizen), live in the United States for half of the five- or three-year period and be at least 18 years old.
Applicants must bring their Green Card and all passports since obtaining the card; home address information for the last five or three years; applicable children’s information (birth date, A number, addresses); school or employment history for the last five or three years; and marital history/criminal history. Registration is limited to 150. To register, call 848-228-3361 or visit epid.rutgers.edu.
The event will be held on March 10 in New Brunswick at the Rutgers Student Center Multipurpose Room, 126 College Ave.. Application assistance will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteer orientation and training starts at 9:30 a.m.
Citizenship Rutgers workshops also will be held on the Camden Campus Saturday, March 30 (noon to 3 p.m.) and on the Newark Campus Saturday, April 6 (12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.).
The Camden workshop will be held at the Camden Campus Center, 326 Penn Street. The Newark workshop will be held at the Rutgers School of Law-Newark, 123 Washington Street.