Senator Golden To Host Citizenship Event

Martin J. Golden

August 12, 2008


Brooklyn- State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C, 22nd District), with the City University of New York, is announcing today that a citizenship event will be held Saturday, July 19, in the cafeteria of Our Lady of Angels School, located at 337 74th Street in Brooklyn. The event is part of the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project, a program that seeks to offer immigrants free and effective citizenship and immigration law services as they attempt to become U.S. Citizens. Experienced lawyers and immigration professionals will be on hand on July 19 to help participants fill out the necessary forms they will need as they move forward in their efforts toward gaining citizenship.

In order to receive help filling out the necessary forms, one who attends must meet certain naturalization requirements. One must have resided in the U.S. as a permanent resident for five years or three years of permanent residence if one is married to and living with a U.S. Citizen. You must also have been physically present in the U.S. For half of that five- or three-year period. Also, you must be at least 18 years old.

Certain documentation will be needed at the citizenship event as well:

* Green Card

* All passports since obtaining a Green Card

* Social Security Card/ Selective Service Card

* Marriage/ Divorce history

* Son/ Daugter information (Date of Birth, A#)

* All previous home addresses

* Employment history

* Criminal history (if applicable)

Allen Wernick, Director of the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project, said "Our Project is glad to count on the support of public officials like Senator Golden to bring immigration services to the communities that need them. Events like this one allow us to expand the services we already offer at our centers, and to reach out to a greater number of New Yorkers."

Senator Marty Golden stated, "I am proud to be able to work with the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project to help eligible individuals take important steps on their journies to become U.S. Citizens.

It is wonderful to see that so many have responded to this program throughout New York City and I am confident that this event will be a success for the people of my Senate District and the surrounding communities. I encourage all who are eligible and need the services that will be offered to attend this event."

For more information, please contact Senator Golden’s community office at (718) 238-6044.