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USCIS to Host Naturalization Information Session Will Showcase Civics, Citizenship and Other Products and Services

NATOMAS, Calif. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host a free, two-and-a-half-hour information session at the North Natomas Library on Nov. 13. The session is part of a larger USCIS initiative to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process, including the content of the naturalization test, and become familiar with free educational resources and materials available from the agency.

The public is invited, and USCIS officers will be on hand to discuss the naturalization process step-by-step and provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, the background security check and processing times. They will demonstrate the citizenship interview and answer questions about it. Participants will also see sample questions from the citizenship test and receive an overview of U.S. history and civic principles. Free educational materials will be handed out while supplies last.

This one’s coming right up. I’m hoping for a long-weekend broadcast mention, or for a few inches in print so everyone will know that this valuable and fun workshop is available. Your immigrant media audience will thank you, and so will we.

Citizenship information workshop


Nov. 13, 6 p.m.
North Natomas Library
4660 Via Ingoglia
Sacramento, CA 95835

Sharon Rummery (415)987-0191

Who and Where the DREAMers Are

WASHINGTON D.C. – Exactly who might be eligible for the Obama`s “deferred action”? is the question that a recent Immigration Policy Center (IPC) report, Who and Where the DREAMers Are, aims to answer. Continue reading

California Senate approves “Anti-Arizona” TRUST Act

Sacramento, CA – The State Senate approves Assembly Bill (AB) 1081 (Ammiano) on Thursday July 5th, California’s TRUST Act, by a vote of 21-13. Continue reading

Arizona`s Controversial Immigration Law Supreme Court Results: SB 1070

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – This week the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit came to conclusion that Arizona’s controversial immigration legislation, Senate Bill (S.B.) 1070, was determined to be mostly unlawful in a 5- 3 decision in Arizona V. United States that excluded Justice Kagen. Continue reading

USCIS Launches Online Immigration System, USCIS ELIS

Agency begins transition from paper-based to online environment

WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) launched the first phase of its electronic immigration benefits system, known as USCIS ELIS. The system has been created to modernize the process for filing and adjudicating immigration benefits.  Continue reading

Migration from Mexico to the United States Falls to Zero

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The net migration flow from Mexico to the United States has stopped says a recent analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, a nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

California Act that would allow farm and labor workers to work lawfully moves ahead

SACRAMENTO, CA — AB 1544, the California Agricultural Jobs and Industry Stabilization Act of 2012 that would allow undocumented farm and service-sector workers to stay in California lawfully, was approved on Wednesday,  April  18,  in the California Assembly Committee on Labor and is now ready to move to the next committee—the Appropriations Committee. Continue reading

California heads Towards Debating an Instate Immigration Reform

SACRAMENTO, CA — “Since 2007, California’s agricultural industry has experienced the highest agricultural sales recorded to date and continues to lead the nation in agricultural cash,” explains Section 2 of Assembly Bill (AB) 1544. The bill highlights that California’s agricultural sales ranged between 36 billion dollars up to more than 38 billion since 2007. Continue reading

New immigration Proposal under Public Commentary

In January of 2012 the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a change to the process by which undocumented persons who are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens may apply for legal residency. Continue reading

Immigration Reform and the 2012 Election Forum

STOCKTON, CA — Professors and activists discussed Immigration Policy and the 2012 Election in a public forum held on Thursday, April 5 at University of the Pacific’s Campus. Continue reading

Five ways California is helping the immigrant community

Pablo Rodriguez former CEO of Dolores Huerta Foundation

SACRAMENTO, CA – There’s no doubt immigration reform has a long way to go to ensure family reunification and a path to citizenship for the undocumented community. We must continue to fight for a federal DREAM Act and demand an end to Secure Communities and 287(g) programs that allow state and local law enforcement agencies to partner with ICE. But I remain hopeful because California had major victories last year that prove just how powerful uniting with dignity as our moral compass can be.

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“I’m Getting Arrested” App Aims to Help Undocumented Immigrants

Photo by New American Media

New America Media, News Report, Valeria Fernández, Posted: Mar 08, 2012

PHOENIX — A group of pro-immigrant rights activists in Arizona aim to develop a smartphone application that would help immigrants notify friends, family and their attorney if they are detained and arrested during a traffic stop. Continue reading

March along US-Mexico border reaches Stockton

Border Angels started its VII Migrant March in San Diego, along US-Mexico Border, stopping at The Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Stockton Dioscese (El Concilio) in Stockton on February 8th on their way to Sacramento to advocate for migrants rights.

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State of the Union: President Pleads for Immigration Reform

WASHINGTON- On January, 25 2012 the president the of the United States of America, Barak Obama, gave his State of the Union Address to Congress in Washington.


His State of the Union Address covered past, present and future issues such as Taxes, Business, Education, Jobs, Trade, Labor, Immigration, Investment, Energy, Infrastructure, Homeownership, Financial Sectors, the Deficit, Seniors, Washington, International Relations, the Military and other topics.

Obama made many requests, among them he asked for a bill with a pathway to citizenship.

“I believe as strongly as ever that we should take on illegal immigration.  That’s why my administration has put more boots on the border than ever before.  That’s why there are fewer illegal crossings than when I took office.  The opponents of action are out of excuses.  We should be working on comprehensive immigration reform right now,” firmly stated President Obama

“But if election-year politics keeps Congress from acting on a comprehensive plan, let’s at least agree to stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country.  Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship.  I will sign it right away.” The President made it clear.

Obama was referring to the DREAM Act, without mentioning it while Congressman David Rivera (R-Miami) proposed a new bill, HR-3823, in the last week of January to limit the DREAM Act to Military-Only, excluding students.

New Process for Naturalization


SACRAMENTO, CA — January 24, 2012 marked the last US naturalization ceremony held as a group, with nearly 1,717 who came to swear their oath to the United States of America.

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