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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Annual Citizenship Workshop Scheduled

May 26, 2005
Press Release
On Saturday, June 11, Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston) will be hosting a citizenship workshop. This is a one-stop application processing opportunity for legal residents interested in obtaining their U.S. citizenship.  The process consists of completing Form N400, taking photographs, and purchasing money orders for the application fee.
 
The workshop will be held at Houston Community College-Northeast Campus at Northline Mall, Crosstimbers & I-45 North between 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.  A press event will be held at 10:00 a.m. followed by a walk-through of the applications process.
 
Rep. Green, with the support of bilingual volunteers, representatives from United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS), Constable Victor Trevino, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials will help process applications from beginning to end. 
 
Eligibility for Legal Residents: 
 
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Be a legal resident for no less then 5 years
  • If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you must be a resident for no less then 3 years
     
Document and Information an Applicant Needs:
  • Legal resident card
  • Dates of entry and exit of the U.S. and the date of when residency was established
  • Information on your residency and employment for last 5 years
Total cost of application fees $390.00 ($320.00 for the USCIS application fee and $70.00 for finger prints) 
 
Assisting people in becoming citizens of the United States has been one of the most rewarding experiences Ive had since becoming a Member of Congress, Green said.  This event gives us a chance to help our legal residents achieve their dream of becoming a U.S. citizen.  We not only provide a service, but more importantly, we increase community awareness about the importance of U.S. citizenship.
 
 
For more information, please call 713-756-9429
 
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