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LIC clinic helps immigrants apply for citizenship

A Long Island City naturalization workshop at LaGuardia Community College provided free access and services to immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship. With the help of Catholic Migration Services; New York Lawyers for the Public Interest; Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP; and volunteers from Goldman Sachs over 50 eligible green card holders were assisted through the legal process.

Read the full story in the Queens TimeLedger: LIC clinic helps immigrants apply for citizenship

President’s Day Ceremonies Welcome New U.S. Citizens

WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 5,000 new U.S. citizens during nearly 40 Presidents Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the country Feb. 13-22.


“Congratulations to the nearly 5,000 immigrants who will become U.S. citizens around Presidents Day,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. “Citizenship is a critical component of immigrant integration. It provides immigrants with an equal footing, and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion that strengthens the bonds of shared ownership in society. As we celebrate Presidents Day, I encourage anyone who is eligible for naturalization to consider the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship.”


USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba will provide congratulatory remarks to 200 people at a naturalization ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Feb. 17. Rodríguez will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 50 people and deliver keynote remarks atGeorge Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia on Feb. 22.

USCIS encourages new citizens and their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies through Twitter and other social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

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