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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff will train library personal on the naturalization process and available USCISresources and how to provide information to interested aspiring citizens.The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights in partnership with USCIS proposes ILLINOIS CITIZENSHIP CORNERS at local public libraries throughout the State of Illinois to provide top quality information, resources, and references to residents on citizenship and other immigration topics.ILLINOIS CITIZENSHIP CORNERS will provide:> details regarding how to apply for citizenship> where citizens can find assistance for filling out their immigration application and FAQs> information on ESL courses, and much moreTHE ILLINOIS CITIZENSHIP CORNERS program will include:1. Designating resource areas as "Citizenship Corners" at the library, equipped with materials to highlight the importance of citizenship and to provideessential information about the process2. Training library personal on the naturalization process and available USCIS resources and how to provide information to interested aspiring citizens3. Partnering with Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recognized legal service groups and community organizations to host immigration, English as a Second Language [ESL] classes and citizenship workshops4. Offering a list of non-profit groups providing naturalization assistance in the local community5. Developing a comprehensive resource directory of citizenship services
Libraries are welcome to send more than one staff member.Event Coordinator:Joe Popowitch630firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.
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