Catholic Charities to Host Citizen Naturalization Seminar

| May 23, 2014

Bishop Rhoades to Address Attendees

FORT WAYNE—On Friday May 23, 2014 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fort Wayne – South Bend will host an all-day seminar titled “Learning How to Become a United States Citizen Through Naturalization, Derivation, or Acquisition.” The seminar is slated to begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast provided by the Fort Wayne Police Department Liaison’s Office.

Gloria Whitcraft, executive director of Catholic Charities will officially welcome attendees and begin the day at 9:00 a.m. followed immediately by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades who will offer words of encouragement and support to those present.

The conference will guide those desirous of US citizenship whether individuals or agency personnel through the process, via addresses from process experts. Those speakers include: Lisa Koop, associate director of legal services from the National Immigration Justice Center.

Colby Walker, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer at the USCIS Indianapolis Field Office.

Jackie Guevera, Community Relations Officer, USCIS District 13.

Susan Schreiber, senior attorney for the Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)

The goal of the conference is to aid individuals and agency providers in assisting those living in the shadows and margins of our society in becoming citizens, with the full rights, and responsibilities that the title endows.

The day will conclude with a panel question and answer session slated to begin at 2:40 p.m. and go until 3:30 p.m. if required.

The event is co-organized by the Fort Wayne Police Department Liaison’s Office, The United Way, The City of Fort Wayne, Visiting Nurse Grief Support, and the Fort Wayne Multi Cultural Council.

Registration is free, and lunch is available for $10 per person. Registration via email or call (260) 422-5625 x282.

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