Virtual citizenship workshop for community members

January 27, 2022 /

NALEO Educational Fund will be hosting a virtual citizenship workshop on March 19, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 

Free assistance and fee waivers will be available to help with the citizenship application process.

This will be the third virtual citizenship workshop that NALEO Educational Fund will host to help community members fill out their citizenship application. There will be many volunteers and immigration attorneys at the virtual event to help out community members.

To qualify community members must be 18 years or older and have lived in the U.S. for at least five years or married to someone who is a U.S. citizen for three years. The criminal record is also taken into consideration for the citizen application.

The next step will be the naturalization exam. Once the application is completed, community members can begin to study for the exam.

The following documents will be needed:

  • Lawful permanent residency card (Green Card)
  • State Identification or Driver’s License
  • All police and court records (if you have ever been arrested, cited, detained, or charged)
  • If applying for a fee waiver, bring a verification of benefits letter and/or a copy of your most recent tax return)

Also, the following information will be needed:

  • Address, work, and schooling (last 5 years)
  • All trips outside of the U.S. (last 5 years); and current and expired passports
  • Address and date of birth of all your children  

NALEO Educational Fund was founded in 1981 and has dedicated its efforts to impact the Latino community and to engage Latinos in civic life. 

To register, call 888-839-8682 to reserve your spot since space is limited.

Erica Murillo

Erica Murillo is a project coordinator and reporter at South Kern Sol. She was born in Bakersfield, California, and her origin is from Guanajuato, Mexico. She is a first-generation graduate from California State University, Bakersfield where she earned a degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in English. Murillo's first job was working in the fields picking grapes. She has been able to evolve and continue to grow within her career. She can be reached at