Immigration

The Bible says, love thy neighbor. The Archdiocese says, volunteer here.

The demand for help with U.S. citizenship applications is increasing. On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 some 400 people attended a naturalization workshop in Lauderhill hosted by several organizations.
The demand for help with U.S. citizenship applications is increasing. On Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 some 400 people attended a naturalization workshop in Lauderhill hosted by several organizations.

Attention, immigration attorneys and other advocates: Miami’s Catholic archdiocese is seeking your pro-bono help.

The church organization’s Catholic Legal Services issued a plea Monday for immigration lawyers and other volunteers to staff a May 20 “Mega Citizenship event” at 14 sites in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

The goal of the event is to — at no charge — help legal permanent residents start the process of becoming U.S. citizens. Volunteers must get advanced training.

Interested? Call 305-373-1073 extension 1218, email aquiros@ccismiami.org or sign up at http://www.miaminac.org/ by clicking “Become a Volunteer” and selecting a location.

The lawyers will help people fill out applications and answer questions. The other volunteers will serve as linguists or assist on logistics.

Related article: New immigration measures prompts surge in number of residents seeking U.S. citizenship

Carol Rosenberg: 305-376-3179, @carolrosenberg

  Comments