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September 2013

Issue No. 30

Volunteer Corner

Melina Lito Volunteer of the Month
Melina Lito, Esq. joined the Volunteer Corps this year.  She was born in Albania, raised in Greece and now resides in Manhattan. 
Melina has volunteered at nine citizenship events in the Application Assistance and Fee Waiver stations and has participated in the trainings for both stations.  Read more about Melina and other Citizenship Now volunteers below!

Director's Corner

null We just completed the first year of our collaboration with the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, NYCitizenship in Schools. Read Allan's column for his insights on our accomplishments through that initiative.

What's Happening at
CUNY Citizenship Now

July 2013 Event Recent Events
CUNY Citizenship Now recently held a Citizenship Application Assistance Event on September 14. We held the event in Manhattan and it was sponsored by Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito.  Forty seven volunteers came out and assisted 78 participants interested in naturalizing. Out of the 78 participants, 56 completed their application for naturalization.  Click here to see photos and read more. 


Member Network

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Mark Your Calendars


  Bulletin Board

Invitation to an Immigration
Related Event:  

This Fall, John Jay College will be
starting a new initiative to bring attention
to the subject of deportation, criminal
offenses and immigration-related civil
. A panel of experts will explore
these issues through December in
events ranging from exhibits to panels
to plays. For more information on
upcoming events and how to R.S.V.P.
please click here.



Fun and Stuff

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Poll Question  

You are volunteering at the Application
Assistance station. In Part 9 of the N-400
Form, it asks for information about children.
The participant you are helping has three
children. His first child is age 31, born out
of wedlock and lives abroad. The applicant
never married the mother. The second child
is a 25-year-old step-child with his first wife.
The third child is a 16-year-old LPR who
was born in wedlock to the applicant's
second wife and lives with both parents
here in the United States.
Which children do you include in Part 9?


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.
James McGovern
Stina Rosenquist
Vikramjit Gill
David Sturniolo