Faith Files - May 22, 2010
Immigrants who are in Delaware legally and want to take the next step towards citizenship are invited to a first-time event sponsored by the Catholic Charities Immigration Program.
The naturalization workshop will be on June 5 at Catholic Charities main office, 2601 W. Fourth St. in Wilmington. Organizers are expecting about 30 people; so far 11 have registered.
Volunteer attorneys will assist in the program, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Applicants will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
The cost is $40. Attendees must be 18 or older and a permanent resident for five years (three if based on marriage to a U.S. citizen). They must have no criminal convictions and have a good understanding of English.
Attendees must bring: a green card or permanent resident card; two passport-style recent photos; all passports (current and expired); and dates and addresses for all places of employment and residence in the last five years, along with the same information for spouses and children.
People applying for citizenship will need a check or money order for $675 payable to the Department of Homeland Security.