Catholic Migration Services recently entered into formal partnership with Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) to assist in carrying out a large-scale naturalization campaign, aiming to process hundreds of citizenship applications for eligible individuals and families in Brooklyn and Queens over the coming year. This project is part of a national effort that brings together a coalition of powerful organizations such as the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, Asian Pacific American Legal Center, the National Immigration Forum, Immigrant Advocates Network, International Rescue Committee and Pro Bono Net. CMS is proud to have been selected as a local partner in this collaboration. We look forward to a successful project which will bring the benefits of citizenship to many people within the communities of our Diocese.
Our Naturalization team is led by immigration staff attorney Sharone Schwarz-Kaufman. She is assisted by staff members and volunteers including Megan Helbling (Jesuit Volunteer Corp), Maureen Hussain (Harvard Law School Kaufman Fellow), Stephanie Mulcock, Chris Holtz, Joseph Seluga, Jeane Sanon and Aissatou Barry (Public Allies).
Individuals interested in applying for citizenship should call 718-236-3000 (in Brooklyn) or 347-472-3500 (in Queens) to schedule a consultation. CMS will also conduct innovative outreach and workshop sessions as part of this initiative. Times and locations will be announced shortly.