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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Rep. Green to Host 10th Annual Citizenship Workshop

June 7, 2004
Press Release
     On Saturday, June 12, 2004, 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, and will begin at 8:00 a.m.
 
     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.
 
     Rep. Green, with the support of bilingual volunteers, representatives from 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. 
 
     In order to apply for citizenship the day of the workshop, applicants must meet the following criteria and be prepared to provide the documentation and information as noted:
 
Eligibility for Legal Residents: 
  • Must be 18 years old 
  • Must be a legal resident for no less than 5 years
  • If you are married to a U.S. citizen, you must be a resident for no less than 3 years
     
Documents and Information an Applicant Needs to Bring:
  • 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) 
 For more information about the workshop, please call 713-756-9429.
 
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