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AAPI Groups Push Naturalization Workshops As USCIS Increases Citizenship Fees by 80 Percent

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently released a notice that it will raise the naturalization application fee to $1,170. This is an increase of 83% over the current fee of $640.  The cost of applying for naturalization is already a barrier for many aspiring U.S. citizens.

Advancing Justice Affiliates Celebrate Citizenship Day and Encourage Immigrants to Naturalize in Time to Vote in 2020 Election

In celebration of National Citizenship Day on September 17, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliates throughout the U.S. hosted citizenship clinics to promote the many benefits of citizenship, including a critical benefit that has caused many long-time green card holders to choose to naturalize: the upcoming presidential election. Citizenship advocates have seen wait and processing times for citizenship applications increase and are urging that any lawful permanent residents seeking to vote in the 2020 Presidential election submit their application for naturalization before September 2019 ends.

Orange County Citizenship Clinic at Westminster Family Resource Center

Advancing Justice-OC provides free monthly workshops every 2nd Friday at Westminster Family Resource Center from 9:00am-2:00am. For those who are interested in more information, please call our in-language helplines to schedule an appointment. Staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete the citizenship application, and prepare a fee waiver request for individuals who qualify. We offer similar services at our Orange County office every Tuesday and Thursday and at other organizations (listed below) for those who cannot attend this workshop. 

Orange County Citizenship Clinic at Huntington Beach Adult School

Advancing Justice-OC provides free monthly workshops every 3rd Friday at Huntington Beach Adult School from 8:00am-11:30am. For those who are interested in more information, please call our in-language helplines to schedule an appointment. Staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete the citizenship application, and prepare a fee waiver request for individuals who qualify. We offer similar services at our Orange County office every Tuesday and Thursday and at other organizations (listed below) for those who cannot attend this workshop. 
 

Orange County Citizenship Clinic at Lincoln Adult School

Advancing Justice-OC provides free monthly workshops every 3rd Wednesday at Lincoln Adult School from 8:00am-11:30am. For those who are interested in more information, please call our in-language helplines to schedule an appointment. Staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete the citizenship application, and prepare a fee waiver request for individuals who qualify. We offer similar services at our Orange County office every Tuesday and Thursday and at other organizations (listed below) for those who cannot attend this workshop.

Orange County Citizenship Clinic at Southland Integrated Services

Advancing Justice-OC provides free monthly workshops every last Friday at Southland Integrated Services from 10:00am-3:00pm. For those who are interested in more information, please call our in-language helplines to schedule an appointment. Staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete the citizenship application, and prepare a fee waiver request for individuals who qualify. We offer similar services at our Orange County office every Tuesday and Thursday and at other organizations (listed below) for those who cannot attend this workshop. 

Orange County Citizenship Clinic at Irvine Chinese School

Advancing Justice-OC provides free monthly workshops every first Friday at Irvine Chinese School from 9:00am-2:00pm.  For those who are interested in more information, please call our in-language helplines to schedule an appointment. Staff and volunteers help verify eligibility for citizenship, complete the citizenship application, and prepare a fee waiver request for individuals who qualify. We offer similar services at our Orange County office every Tuesday and Thursday and at other organizations (listed below) for those who cannot attend this workshop. 
 

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UPDATE

Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday - Friday

For more information or to apply to DRAI, please call: 

Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese)  (213) 241-8872
Khmer  (213) 241-8877
Korean  (213) 241-8873
Tagalog  (213) 241-8874
Thai  (213) 241-8875
Vietnamese  (213) 241-8876
English/Other, Non-Spanish  (213) 241-8880
Spanish/English** (CARECEN)  (213) 315-2659
Spanish/English** (CHIRLA)  (213) 201-8700
 (213) 395-9547

*This list will continue to expand.
** Spanish assistance available through CARECEN & CHIRLA.
***We are experiencing heavier call volume than usual. We highly encourage you to call your native language phone line, the wait time may be shorter. 

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