Thinking of Becoming a U.S. Citizen? Join Us on Zoom at 6 p.m. Tonight

July 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

DC 37 Municipal Employees Legal Services (MELS), the Building Service 32BJ Legal Services Fund (Legal Fund) and CUNY Citizenship NOW are jointly presenting a seminar July 1 on free services the union offers to help members on the path to becoming a U.S. citizen, and its many benefits. This seminar will cover how and when to file, what the requirements are, the many benefits of citizenship, and more. Our experts and legal professionals will also discuss the citizenship test and how to prepare for it, petitioning for relatives, DACA, TPS, green card renewals and more. Learn how the Legal Fund, MELS, CUNY and the DC 37 Citizenship Committee can help. Join us on Zoom for the Benefits of Becoming a U.S. Citizen Seminar for information and answers to your questions. Date: Wednesday July 1 Time: 6:00 PM Via: Zoom REGISTER HERE: [More...]

Nightmare Ends With Citizenship

January 29, 2020 // 0 Comments

By DIANE S. WILLIAMS Almost seven years to the day his immigration nightmare began, Local 983 member Jose Molina began 2020 with the oath of citizenship. His family, union leaders, and a cadre of immigration lawyers and supporters witnessed the swearing-in ceremony at Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan Jan. 17. “I am just so happy and thankful that this day has come and I am finally an American citizen,” Molina said. He came to the United States as an infant and faced deportation to Panama for a crime he committed and served time for more than 20 years ago. Molina, an Associate Parks Service Worker, was initially detained in 2013 after an early-morning raid of his home by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. He was arrested again after he reported to immigration court to comply with a judge’s orders. DC 37 monitored his immigration case and fought on his behalf in union [More...]

Free Citizenship Civics Classes for Green Card Holders

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Beginning May 22, in partnership with the New York Historical Society, the DC 37 Citizenship Committee and DC 37 Education Fund will offer free classes to help union members and their families prepare for the naturalization exam and interview process to receive U.S. citizenship. Classes will be held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m. for 12 sessions, starting May 22 at DC 37 headquarters, 125 Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan. All classes are taught in English and available to permanent residents who are eligible for US citizenship. Please click here to register [More...]

Free Citizenship Application Assistance at the Union on Jan. 12

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Do you need help applying for citizenship? The union can help. The DC 37 Citizenship Committee, City Council Member Margaret Chin and CUNY Citizenship Now invite you to attend an event for FREE Citizenship Application Assistance at DC 37 union headquarters at 125 Barclay Street, in Manhattan, on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11 a.m. Members and the community must call 646-664-9400 to get an appointment and to be prescreened. Experienced Lawyers and immigration professionals will assist you with your application. You must meet the following requirements: Reside in the United States as a permanent resident for five years (three if living with and married to the same U.S. citizen) Live in the United States for half of the five years or three years period. You are at least 18 years old. What to bring: Green card and all passports for the last five years. Home addresses for the last 5 or three years, [More...]