Union County, New Jersey (July 13, 2017) -- This Wednesday July 19th Make the Road New Jersey will sponsor a free citizenship clinic in Union, NJ to aid qualified permanent residents to naturalize. As immigrants face an uncertain future in the United States, taking the step to naturalize - and earn the right to vote - becomes increasingly important. In the 7th Congressional District, where Union, NJ is located, more than 45,000 naturalized citizens have already registered to vote, and that number will continue to rise as groups like Make the Road continue to assist individuals in becoming citizens.
The clinic will be led by Make the Road New Jersey, an immigrant rights organization based in Union County, where there are currently more than 33,000 lawful permanent residents eligible to naturalize. While many permanent residents have strong interest in becoming citizens, some spend several years unable to continue on their path to citizenship for a variety of reasons, ranging from not being able to cover the cost of the citizenship application to simply not knowing what steps are needed to continue in the process.
This clinic serves as an opportunity to not only help residents continue on their path by providing free legal assistance and fee waivers application assistance. Services will be provided in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
WHAT: Free citizenship legal clinic for eligible permanent residents
WHEN: 4pm - 8pm, Wednesday, July 19th
WHERE: Union Senior Center, 968 Bonell Court, Union, NJ 07083
WHO: Eligible permanent residents. Call Make the Road first to register. 908-368-1196