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Aspiring citizens can get legal assistance this Sunday

Project Citizenship 2018: Immigration is an emotionally charged topic of discussion these days. But did you know that the vast majority of all foreign-born people living in this country are here legally? In fact 40% are already naturalized American citizens, and 30% are Lawful Permanent Residents who are, like most Americans, working hard to achieve a productive life, educate their children, find fulfilling employment and live in peace.

This Sunday, June 3rd, JFCS Immigration Legal Services will host a Project Citizenship event at JFCS for foreign-born residents of the U.S., with Lawful Permanent Residence status (green card holders), who wish to apply for citizenship and fulfill their American dream. Free services at this event include citizenship eligibility screenings, application preparation, representation, questions answered by knowledgeable professionals, and assistance with fee waiver applications.

This is a family-friendly event, with children’s activities and food. As JFCS is a multi-service organization, connection to other services will also be provided: including career services, social services, and ESL/Citizenship preparation classes. The event and all services offered on Sunday are free.

Any refugee or immigrant with current legal status who wants to apply for American citizenship is welcome. But all applicants need to follow this link to a Citizenship Application Checklist and be sure to bring all the paperwork and information needed.

JFCS is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion, the Jewish value of Welcoming the Stranger in recognition of our own Jewish history, and being active proponents of success for all members of our community in whatever way we can be of service. Together we are stronger.

Project Citizenship will be held from noon – 4:00 p.m. at JFCS offices in Squirrel Hill (5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, 15217). PLEASE RSVP: email jenglert@jfecpgh.org, or call 412-904-5966.