14th annual Citizenship Day a Success
June 15, 2008
Houston, Texas – Thanks to the help of community and corporate volunteers, more than 75 legal residents began the process of becoming an American citizen at Congressman Gene Green’s 14th annual Citizenship Day on June 14.
“It was a moving experience to see these men and women take a huge step toward accomplishing their goal. Some of them have been waiting many years to have the opportunity to even apply,” Green said.
This year’s event was held at the Houston Community College’s brand new Northline campus at 8001 Fulton Street in Houston, Texas where people began lining up well before the official 8 a.m. start time.
A $250 increase in citizenship application fees in addition to a number of other citizenship events scheduled in the area for June and stricter English-language requirements resulted in less-crowded facilities compared to previous years and more opportunity for personal attention.
Volunteers helped participants with the naturalization application, including taking photos and providing legal aid. Congressman Green thanks to USCIS, United States Postal Service, Hewlett-Packard, Chase, NALEO, and LULAC for their support.
If you are interested in participating in next year’s Citizenship Day, you can contact Congressman Green’s Houston office at (281) 999-5879.