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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Hundreds of permanent residents apply to become American

June 9, 2007
Press Release
(L-R) Rep. Gene Green, Ralph Palafox of NALEO, Olga
Rodriguez of USPS, Sylvia Halfhill, Joyce Ellis and Jimmy
Jackson of USCIS, and Veronica Sanchez of JP Morgan

Houston, TX - Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas) and dozens of community volunteers helped more than 300 prospective Americans fill out and send their citizenship applications on June 9.


“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.


The 13th annual Citizenship Day event took place at the Houston Community College Northeast campus in the Northline Mall in Houston, where people began lining up well before the official 8:00 a.m. start time.


“Thanks to the number of people who volunteered, we helped more people today than we have at previous Citizenship Days,” Green said. “Hopefully next year we can get to an even greater number, especially if we have more volunteers,” he added.


If you would like to help with next year’s Citizenship Day, you can contact Green’s Houston office at (281) 999-5879.


Organizations that collaborated with Green’s office to make Citizenship Day a success included:




  Constable Victor Treviño and the Precinct 6 Deputies

  Houston Community College

  Houston Organization of Postal Employees

  JP Morgan Chase Bank

  LULAC Councils 60, 18, 4566 and Youth Council 1003


  United States Postal Service




  Applicants for American citizenship get help from volunteers at Citizenship Day, June 9, 2007.