Naturalization Information Session

Apr 5, 2018

This Saturday [April 7], community members interested in the process of becoming naturalized citizens can learn more at an information session at Blue Ridge Community College. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Skyline Literacy in Harrisonburg offers a variety of programs, such as this recent class reviewing for the citizenship test.

TEACHER: First three words?

STUDENTS: We the people.

On Saturday, as it has for a decade, Skyline Literacy along with Church World Service and BRCC will host a naturalization information session facilitated by a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service representative available to answer questions.

Barbie Spitz is with Skyline Literacy.

BARBIE SPITZ: It’s really a life-changing opportunity for immigrants and refugees in our community to become U.S. citizens, and lots of them work for years and years to get their English up, to get their knowledge of U.S. history and civics up, and so this is kind of an event to help boost them and get them started on the right path to get their citizenship.

The naturalization information session is free and open to anyone seeking current information, for themselves or others, about eligibility, how to apply, and how to prepare for the test.

It’s Saturday [April 7] from 1-3 p.m. in the Houff Center at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave.  Learn more here.