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Written by Nana Ouro-Agoro   
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 09:35

The Quad City Alliance for Immigrants & Refugees (QCAIR) will be holding a Citizenship Fair December 3rd at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 25 meeting hall, 4600 46th Avenue, Rock Island, IL from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The workshop is designed to provide immigrants and refugees with information on the process of becoming United States citizens.

The Citizenship Fair is the result of an outreach grant to QCAIR from the New Americans Initiative to assist Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) in the state of Illinois and specifically in the Illinois Quad Cities achieve the necessary information to gain U.S. citizenship. Immigrants and refugees that are interested in naturalization will then be assisted by World Relief to complete the proper immigration paperwork, or referred to Black Hawk College for classes to prepare for the process. In the past several years, the Quad Cities has been attractive to immigrants and refugees from Africa and Asia because of affordable housing and job opportunities. Helping these immigrants and refugees obtain their citizenship is an important step in their becoming an important part of our community and our nation.

Topics to be covered in the Citizenship Fair include:

  • The Benefits of Naturalization
  • The Basic Requirements for Naturalization Eligibility
  • The Application Process and Fee Waivers
  • How to Handle Denials
  • Bars to Naturalization
  • Seeking a Disability Waiver

Presenters include representatives of QCAIR, World Relief and Black Hawk College. Free dinner will be provided and there will be Door Prize as well.

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