In Commemoration of Cesar Chavez’s Legacy Hernandez to Co-Host Citizenship Workshop

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State Representative Lisa Hernandez, D-Cicero, and the Legislative Latino Caucus along with the Town of Cicero are hosting a citizenship workshop in honor of Cesar Chavez Day on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cicero Community Center, located at 2250 S 49th Ave. In order to meet the basic requirements to apply for citizenship a person must have been a U.S. resident for at least 4 years and 9 months or be married to a U.S. citizen and have been a resident for at least 2 years and 9 months. Hernandez is reminding applicants that they must bring a residency card, social security card, driver license or state ID, and two passport size photos. If the applicant has any arrests, they must bring in a certified disposition letter from the police department where the incident occurred. Applicants must also be prepared to provide information on trips made out of the country within the last 5 years, places they have lived and worked in the last 5 years, and residency and background information about any children or current or former spouses. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services collects a $680 fee for applicants under the age of 75 and a $595 fee for those aged 75 and older. If legal assistance is necessary a $50 money order will be necessary. However, those who are able to demonstrate that they receive means-tested benefits based on income are able to apply for fee waivers.

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