State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) is hosting the fourth workshop to help legal U.S. immigrants navigate the complicated application process. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and its partners. Volunteers from various local organizations will be on hand to help assist applicants in completing the necessary forms and documents to become a U.S. Citizen. The workshop will be held at the Kankakee Public Library, 4th Floor Gallery in Kankakee on Saturday, November 16th beginning at 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
“Becoming a U.S. Citizen is a great honor, but it can be confusing to get there. In the two years I have done this event, we have been able to help several immigrants and their families navigate the process with more people turning out than the last,” Rep. Parkhurst said. “If you or someone you know has been thinking about becoming a citizen of the United States, we want to help make the process easier for you.”
To be eligible for citizenship you must be a legal permanent resident of the United States for at least 5 years, or if married to a U.S. citizen, for 3 years. Applicants are advised to bring the required documents with them to the workshop. These items are listed at Representative Parkhurst’s website or on the flier located at a number of local businesses and organizations.
What: Free Citizenship Workshop and Application Assistance
Where: Kankakee Public Library, 4th Floor Gallery, 201 E Merchant St, Kankakee
When: Saturday, November 16th at 9:00 am
For more information on the event, call Rep. Parkhurst’s office at (815) 523-7779 or visit her website at repparkhurst.com. Para Español, Haga clic aquí.