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July 2013

Issue No. 28

Volunteer Corner

Aydee JoyaVolunteer of the Month
Aydee Joya has been a Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps member since 2012. She is originally from Colombia, and after earning a Law degree she came to the United States with her two sons. She became a U.S. citizen in 2010. When asked how she has been impacted personally by joining the Corps, Aydee says: "I have been able to combine my job experience with the volunteer program, which helps strengthen my experience in the immigration field."
Read more about Aydee and other Citizenship Now! volunteers below!

Director's Corner

Allan WernickBy Allan Wernick
In addition to giving a new look to our newsletter this month, we introduce a new section titled the "Director's Corner." Through this column, our Director Allan Wernick will keep you up to date with new developments at CUNY Citizenship Now, and will comment on legal and legislative issues impacting immigrants.  Our Corps members will be the first to receive this piece directly in their inbox! Click here to read Allan's first column.

What's Happening at
Citizenship Now!

July 2013 Event Recent Event
Summer is officially here, but our dedicated volunteers have sacrificed a Saturday on the beach to help immigrants in need. Thanks to you, at our first Citizenship Application Assistance Event of the season on July 13th at Brooklyn College we assisted 134 participants in determining their eligibility for citizenship. The event, sponsored by MOIA and the CIti Community Development as part of NYCitizenship in Schools brings the total of people helped since the start of this initiative to 1038 participants. Read More


Member Network

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Mark Your Calendars

July 27th, 2013
Citizenship Now! Application
Assistance Event in Queens
Register Now!

August 10th, 2013

Citizenship Now! Application
Assistance Event in the Bronx
Register Now!

September 14th, 2013

Citizenship Now! Application
Assistance Event (Tentative)


  Bulletin Board

Upcoming training:  

Our next Citizenship Application
Assistance training will be held on
Wednesday, August 7th. This training will
go over the step by step process of
completing the N-400 form and it will be
open to all Corps members. Seats are
limited. So, please keep your eyes open
for an invitation in your inbox and don't
wait to register!



Fun and Stuff

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Poll Question  

You are volunteering at a citizenship event
and are assigned to the Application
Assistance station. A participant sits down
with you and you ask her for all of her
passports and how many trips she has taken outside of the United States since
becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident
(LPR) (i.e., green card holder). Why?    


Click here to answer

Managing Editor

A. Sofia Carreno

Legal Editor
Allan Wernick, Esq.

Gabriel Espinal

This Month's Newsletter and
Member Network Contributors

Tom Shea, Esq.
Stina Rosenquist
Mayara Guimaraes

Vikramjit Gill
David Sturniolo