‘Mini Citizenship Day’ is Saturday in White Center
OneAmerica is partnering with the King County Housing Authority and the YWCA to host a Mini Citizenship Day on Saturday, Dec. 7 to help 30 people take the next step toward becoming U.S. Citizens.
“Normally, we hold large Citizenship Day events in four cities across Washington State twice a year, but we’ve found that we miss some folks who can be better served in smaller, one-off events,” reads an announcement.
At this event, volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters will offer free assistance with citizenship applications. There are an estimated 180,000 “green card” holders in Washington who are eligible, but due to barriers including the high cost of legal advice, less than ten percent of those eligible were able to become naturalized citizens last year.
The Washington New Americans program (WNA), administered by OneAmerica in partnership with the Washington Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), works to expand access to citizenship for eligible legal permanent residents by providing information about the naturalization process, citizenship application assistance, and legal review of applications. More than 3,000 people have received assistance at Citizenship Day events since 2008.
WHAT: Free legal clinic offering assistance with citizenship applications
WHEN: Saturday, December 7, starting at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Seola Gardens (a King County Housing Authority development), Community Room, 11215 5th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98146