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The Naturalization Process-U.S. Citizenship Information Session at the Union County Library

Union County, NJ--A representative from the US Citizenship and Immigration Service will hold an information session on Thursday, September 28, at the Union County Public Library. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will cover topics like the naturalization process, the new naturalization test and the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This program is free and open to the public.

The library also has free citizenship material available to the public. You can visit the library anytime and pick up practice questions for the civics test, vocabulary flash cards and the N-400 form which provides important information about citizenship eligibility requirements and processing procedures.

The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083. For more information, please visit our website www.uplnj.org or call (908) 851-5450.

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