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December 2013

Issue No. 33

Volunteer Corner


Volunteer of the Month   
Shaunee Morgan is originally from St. Catherine, Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was seven years old. She joined the Citizenship Now Volunteer Corps in October 2012 and instantly increased her passion for immigration law. Since joining the Corps, Shaunee has attended twenty citizenship application assistance events and trainings. Click below to read about what Shaunee had to say about her volunteer experience with CUNY Citizenship Now.

Director's Corner

null In this month's edition of the Director's Corner you will learn about how foreign attorneys can get licensed to practice law in New York State.  You will learn about the documentation needed, the eligibility requirements, the process and the LL.M. program (Masters of Law). Read Allan's column for more information.

What's Happening at
CUNY Citizenship Now

Recent Events:  


CUNY Month Recap
Citizenship Now celebrated CUNY Month this year with eight citizenship application assistance events.  During these events, held on various campuses and schools, over 100 volunteers contributed close to 1000 hours of service to New York's immigrant community. Many volunteers changed their normal schedules to come and lend a hand during our five weekday events. Of the 298 participants who attended these events, 198 left with completed N-400 applications ready to mail. Click here for a full recap and to view photos of the events.   

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Mark Your Calendars

January 25th, 2013
Citizenship Now Application
Assistance Event in the Bronx


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Season's Greeting: 

As the year ends, we express our gratitude to all our volunteers for helping us close the year with 2,144 participants helped at our events in 2013.  Our success is due to your contributions and generosity throughout the year. Thanks!              


Fun and Stuff

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Poll Question  

You are helping Andrew complete his application for naturalization at a Citizenship Now event.  You are completing Part 6. Section A. with his addresses for the last five years.  You notice that Andrew moved to his current address in Flushing, Queens last month.  Before he moved to Flushing, Andrew lived in Jersey City, New Jersey.

When can Andrew file his application for Naturalization in New York?

Click here to answer


Member Network

Managing Editor

A. Sofia Carreno


Legal Editor
Allan Wernick, Esq.


Gabriel Espinal

This Month's Newsletter and
Member Network Contributors

Tom Shea, Esq.
Tamara Bloom, Esq.
Stina Rosenquist
Vikramjit Gill
David Sturniolo