Working in partnership with the County of Union and the non-profit group We Are One New Jersey, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and the City of Elizabeth will present a free Citizenship and Deferred Action Information Session on April 1, 2015.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the citizenship process and to hear information about the Deferred Action program, including the expansion announced last year by President Barack Obama. Attorneys and experts in immigration law will be available to answer questions from residents.

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WHAT:

Immigration Information Session for the residents of Union County

WHEN:

6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WHERE:

City Hall – City of Elizabeth

Council Chambers

50 Winfield Scott Plaza, Elizabeth NJ 0721

WHO:

Mayor J. Christian Bollwage

Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders

Representatives of We are One New Jersey – Union County

Immigration Attorneys.

“The City of Elizabeth’s rich diversity is one of our greatest assets and the individuality of our many cultures strengthens our community,” said Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. “Working in partnership with the County of Union and We Are One New Jersey, this important event will raise awareness regarding the availability of resources and opportunities as well as explore how families can improve their quality of life by connecting with valuable services throughout our region.”

“"We are pleased to be a partner and sponsor in this effort to assist our working immigrant community to realize the American Dream," Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh said. "Immigration has always been a key to revitalizing America, and providing a path for those who are making a positive contribution will not only inspire a national sense of identity in these residents, but also spur economic prosperity and strengthen our communities.”

“We are proud to assist thousands of New Americans to become more engaged in our democracy by realizing their dream of U.S. citizenship,” said Charles Wowkanech, Chair of the We are One New Jersey. “We are pleased to partner with Union County officials to help make these dreams come true for so many New Americans living in Union County.”

The We Are One New Jersey Union County Center provides U.S. citizenship application guidance, citizenship interview preparation classes, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) application and renewal assistance, and Notary services. The goal of the center is to build stronger communities by educating and engaging new Americans to become active participants in our Democracy. Services are provided at-no-cost.

For any additional information please contact Elizabeth Montes at 908-355-4444

 

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