Legal permanent residents interested in becoming a United States citizen are invited to attend the fifth annual Immigration and Citizenship Workshop at Lone Star College-Kingwood on Sept. 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
This workshop is coordinated through a partnership with the college and the City of Houston’s Office of International Communities (OIC), Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (NCI), and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund.
“The forum is designed to assist eligible legal permanent residents in their path to citizenship by completing the N-400 application as well as by providing free legal assistance if needed. In addition, participants will leave the forum with information they gained through the citizenship process,” said Ana Mac Naught, immigration services specialist for NCI.
At the Immigration and Citizenship Workshop, local attorneys and immigration specialists will speak on the rights and responsibilities of citizens, the Houston Police Department policies, current issues affecting immigrant families and more. Participants will receive free one-on-one legal and citizenship assistance and information will be available from local service providers. All applications will be done on the computer.
“U.S. citizenship offers immigrants the opportunity to become full stakeholders in their communities. Immigration and citizenship forums, like the one we are hosting at Lone Star College-Kingwood, are important because they provide free assistance and information about the process of applying for naturalization,” said Claudia Ortega-Hogue, Texas director of Civic Engagement for NALEO Educational Fund.
This year, participants can complete their application online. To sign up as a volunteer or for more information on the Immigration and Citizenship Workshop, contact Ana Mac Naught at 713-669-5231.
Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar. Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.
For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281.312.1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.