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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Congressman Gene Green celebrates success of 19th Annual Citizenship Day

June 12, 2013
Press Release

Houston, TX – Thanks to the help of community and corporate volunteers, more than 190 legal residents began the process of becoming an American citizen at Congressman Gene Green’s 19th Annual Citizenship Day on Saturday, June 8th at Houston Community College Northeast.

Rep. Green stated, “Our Citizenship Day event is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done as a public servant.  Men and women who have lived in the U.S. for decades but have been intimidated by beginning the process have the opportunity to take that first step.  I have been to several naturalization ceremonies and the patriotism and pride just take your breath away, and it is an honor to be a part of that.”

Houston Community College Northeast President, Dr. Margaret Ford Fisher, also came to the event to show her support.  Local volunteers from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), NALEO, LULAC, Hispanic Organization for Postal Employees (HOPE), and local immigration attorneys were also essential to the success of Congressman Green’s 19th Annual Citizenship Day.