Citizenship Workshop Will Be Held in Massachusetts Church

A Framingham, Massachusetts nonprofit organization Projeto Nos Votamos is holding a US citizenship workshop this weekend at the Saint Tarcisius Church, according to the MetroWest Daily News.

The event, which is being being sponsored by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and the Ya Es Hora Ciudandania! Campaign, will help legal permanent residents who qualify apply for citizenship. The newspaper said the workshop is part of Projeto Nos Votamos’s campaign to develop greater civic participation from Brazilian-Americans in the Bay State.

The source said immigration attorneys and other volunteers will be available to assist participants.

Applicants can register for the event by calling 508-534-VOTE and leave their contact information. Anyone who interested in attending must be at least 18, a legal permanent resident for at least five years, and should be able to read, speak and write basic English. The source said applicants should also have a basic knowledge of American history and government.

There is a $20 fee for the workshop, according to the paper, which said residents must also bring $675 for the citizenship applications.

Individuals who do not pass the naturalization test the first time shouldn’t fear. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services website reports that applicants will have two opportunities to take the English and Civics test.