Immigrants learn to become U.S. citizens at free information seminar in Clifton

(09/18/04) CLIFTON - Some immigrants living in New Jersey learned how to become American citizens at a free information seminar Saturday afternoon.

The meeting, sponsored by U.S. Representative Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-Paterson) and Assemblyman Peter Eagler (D-Clifton), took place at the Saint John Kanty Church on Speer Avenue in Clifton.

The people at the meeting came from far and wide for a chance to live the American Dream. The citizenship process starts after immigrants are in the country for five years or after three years if they are married to a U.S. citizen.

There are at least three such informational meetings each year that are shared between Passaic and Essex counties. This year's Presidential election year holds significant importance for many immigrants who seek the right to vote.

Related Link:United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

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