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Get help applying for U.S. citizenship Feb. 6 in Seattle

SEATTLE (Jan. 25, 2016) — Are you, or is someone you know, a legal permanent resident (“green-card” holder) who has had their citizenship for at least five years (three years if married to a U.S. citizen)? If so, you might be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship!

16Feb06-citizenship-day-engThe Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is partnering with OneAmerica, the Washington State Chapter of the American Lawyers Association (AILA-WA), and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) to present Citizenship Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the IUPAT Hall, 6770 E Marginal Way S., Building E, in Seattle. (Bus Routes: 60, 124, 131, 132, 154)

Citizenship Day is a FREE, one-day legal clinic to help legal permanent residents apply for citizenship. (Download the flier at right in English and Spanish to help spread the word!)

There will be volunteer immigration lawyers, paralegals and interpreters to provide legal consultation and help eligible permanent residents fill out citizenship applications (N-400s). People who complete their application at Citizenship Day save an average of $1,000 in legal fees.

Becoming a U.S. citizen has many benefits: You can obtain your U.S. passport to travel freely and without fear of problems at the border. You can sponsor family members to immigrate to the United States. Only citizens are eligible for federal jobs and federal educational loans. And best of all, you can VOTE.

If you come to Citizenship Day on Feb. 6, arrive EARLY to ensure your spot! Only the first 50 clients can be served. It is VERY IMPORTANT to call or email to find out what documents to bring to the appointment: 1-877-926-3924 (hablamos español) or

Visit for more information, or para información en español.


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