*Free Workshops Aim To Help Border Residents Become U.S. Citizens in Time
to Vote *
*What*: Free Citizenship Workshops for border residents
*When*: April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.
*Where*: BNHR New Mexico office at 209 Lopez St, Anthony, New Mexico *AND* the
AYUDA office at 1325 Beverly Ann St., San Elizario, Texas
Contact: Cristina Parker, BNHR Communications Director, 915-875-9107,
(EL PASO, Texas) — A coalition of local groups have joined forces to help
borderland residents apply for U.S. citizenship in time to vote this
In order to qualify to vote in November, new citizens must have filed their
paperwork by the end of this month. That means that the citizenship fairs
planned for Saturday April 28 may be the last chance for those eligible for
citizenship to apply in time to vote in the 2012 elections.
Two fairs are happening simultaneously in Anthony, New Mexico *and* San
Elizario, Texas on Saturday, April 28 form 9 a.m. to noon.
Those who wish to apply must prepare several documents before the workshop.
A list of those documents can be found here: http://bit.ly/J8SFSR (in
Spanish) and here: http://bit.ly/IuD9lK (In English)*
The groups organizing the citizenship workshops are the Border Network for
Human Rights, AYUDA, The Diocese Migrant and Refugee Services, The Catholic
Charities Diocese of Las Cruces, NALEO and the office of U.S. Rep.
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The Border Network for Human Rights, founded in 1998, is one of the leading
human rights advocacy and immigration reform organizations in the U.S. BNHR
has over 5,000 members in West Texas and Southern New Mexico.*