SOURCE: Florida Coastal School of Law

Florida Coastal School of Law

April 04, 2016 16:50 ET

Road to Citizenship Starts at Coastal Law This Saturday

Over 100 People to Participate in Citizenship Day Events

JACKSONVILLE, FL --(Marketwired - April 04, 2016) - The Immigrant & Human Rights Clinic at Florida Coastal School of Law presents the 8th Annual Citizenship Day in coordination with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. On Saturday, April 9, over 100 people will participate in the single-day workshop designed to assist lawful permanent residents eligible for naturalization.

Coastal Law's Citizenship Day is one of the largest in the country. Saturday's events are part of a unique collaboration among a number of local groups, including Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, and other institutions dedicated to elevating the importance of civics education. "During Citizenship Day, attorneys and law students assist permanent residents with completing their N-400 naturalization applications. Services for participants are free and provide a relaxed environment so that applicants are at ease to answer questions without fear of prosecution," says the Director of Clinical Programs, Ericka Curran. Participants have already gone through substantial screening to ensure their success at the final interview and citizenship test. Final citizenship tests include questions related to U.S. history and civics, English language competencies, and an oral test.

Initiatives sponsored by Coastal Law's Immigrant & Human Rights Clinic, are designed to improve customer service and support aspiring citizens on their path to naturalization. Applicants come from every part of the world and from all parts of the country to participate.

The 7th Annual Citizenship Day takes place on the campus of Florida Coastal School of Law from 9:00a.m to 5:00p.m. To register or for more information contact Ericka Curran at ecurran@fcsl.edu . Interview opportunities with participating families are available.

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