If you're in Southern California, and you or someone you know is interested in becoming naturalized, but need some help through the process, the Asian Pacific American Legal Center is providing a free citizenship workshop for the Vietnamese community.
It's happening Saturday, September 29, 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Lambert Park Auditorium in El Monte. Here are some more details on the workshop and how to sign up:
At the citizenship workshop, APALC staff, pro bono attorneys, and trained volunteers will help individuals complete the Application for Naturalization (Form N-400) and assess eligibility for various waivers. Applicants who complete the N-400 at the workshop will receive a free copy of Citizenship 101: Your Guide to Citizenship, a comprehensive guide to becoming a U.S. citizen. In addition, a free DVD about the citizenship process will also be given to applicants who complete the workshop – the DVD is available in the following languages: Vietnamese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog, Hindi, and English. The Department of Public Social Services also will be at the workshop to provide in-language assistance in assessing eligibility for public benefits.Sign up, spread the word. For further information on citizenship, you can watch the video, "Citizenship 101: Your Guide to Citizenship" at the APALC website.
APALC encourages the public to attend the citizenship workshop. Appointments are suggested, and can be made by calling APALC at (213) 977-7500. Appointments may be made up to the day before the workshop. Walk-ins will be served on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are not guaranteed same-day services.