LOS ANGELES—Reaching U.S. citizenship is the final step to becoming an American for many who leave their native countries in search of a better life.
However, with a filing fee, fingerprinting, an eight-page application and a face-to-face interview, this process can be intimidating. That’s why CSEA sponsored a citizenship workshop to help members and their families demystify this complicated process. On Dec. 2, CSEA staff, volunteer paralegal students and local immigration attorneys explained the requirements for becoming a citizen, answered questions and helped CSEA members get the citizenship process started.
“Why not become an American?” attorney J. Craig Fong (Retired from the practice of law) asked. “For so many of our families, becoming a naturalized citizen has been a dream.”