Mon. 4/9 – Tonight, come help DACA kids with their renewal application forms!

“The image of America deporting fellow Americans is not something this country or the Republican Party want to see unfolding every night on the national and local news.”
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a top champion of Dreamer relief

Action: Come to help tonight! Show up at 5:00 for the instruction lecture at One Step A La Vez at 421 Sespe Ave, Fillmore and stay from 5:30 – 7:30 to assist DACA recipients.  Continue reading “Mon. 4/9 – Tonight, come help DACA kids with their renewal application forms!”

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Get that N-400 form finished!

In America, green card holders of at least 5 years can apply for citizenship. Green card holders married to U.S. citizens can apply after 3 years.

On Saturday, volunteers and immigration lawyers will assist eligible applicants fill out the N-400 form at this free Citizenship Fair and answer questions. Applicants do not need to be from Ventura County! Just bring the items listed on the flyer to make the process faster.

N-400 Fee Waivers

El Concilio will be there to help applicants apply for need-based waivers to the N400 application fees. There are three categories:

  • Those who receive means-tested benefits such as Medi-Cal, SSI, Calfresh or similar (Bring cards)
  • Those who can demonstrate low-income (Bring tax statements)
  • Those who can demonstate financial hardship (Bring W2’s)

Contact El Concilio at (805) 486-9777 or at admin@elconciliofs.org to confirm the paperwork required to determine eligibility for a waiver.

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Tues. 2/20 – DACA & immigration – fast actions and information update

“The image of America deporting fellow Americans is not something this country or the Republican Party want to see unfolding every night on the national and local news.”
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a top champion of Dreamer relief

Action #1: Call your Rep. and Senators to give them support to do the right thing. Contact information at the bottom of this post.

Sample Script: I am calling from [zip code] to ask Rep. [___] and Senator [___] to continue opposing any DACA bill that includes Trump’s racistfour pillars” immigration plan. Oh, and please don’t confirm Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan.

Action #2: Be part of the resistance network. Print out these flyers in English and Spanish for this DACA renewal clinic and post them in public spaces, and/or send them digitally to friends and organizations who can get them to those in need. Spanish, English Continue reading “Tues. 2/20 – DACA & immigration – fast actions and information update”

Citizenship Fair and more! Last week in Ventura Strong, Ventura Kind…

There’s been so much for the resistance in our area to do recently and so many ways to do it. Join in! See what’s happening this week and for Black History Month. It makes a difference!

CFROG RALLY

Thanks to all who went joined CFROG (Citizens For Responsible Gas and Oil) at the Environment Rally on Feb. 3rd! Check out their next activity!

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REGISTERING/CANVASSING

Continue reading “Citizenship Fair and more! Last week in Ventura Strong, Ventura Kind…”

Today: Yes, you can do this. Be a Citizenship Fair volunteer.

Help people become citizens…and VOTERS! No Spanish language ability required.

Here’s something we, as private citizens, can do to help our neighbors through a process that was usually much easier when many of our own families crossed into America. (Exceptions here)

TODAY – THURSDAY, Feb 1st: Train to be a Citizenship Fair Volunteer!

Come listen to an enlightening, frightening and often hilarious lecture from local immigration attorney Vanessa Frank on how to help a green card holder fill out their N-400 “Application for Naturalization” form successfully. You do not need to be able to speak Spanish. Then, sign up for a shift at the next Citizenship Fair, Feb. 3rd (this Saturday) or be prepared for the next one on March 17th. Fairs are held more often than trainings, so don’t miss tonight’s event.

Volunteers are also needed to work with the children, do registration at the door, etc..

5-7 pm at the UU Church of Ventura. 5654 Ralston Street, Ventura.

Citizenship Fairs – There’s one this Saturday! 

Feb. 3rd Citizenship Fair  –  Link for flyer here. Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm (sign up for available time shifts). It will be held at the Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Cafeteria. 301 N. Marquite St. Oxnard, CA 93030. To RSVP please contact: Shannon Lopez shanhickey@gmail.com (805) 990-5214 Continue reading “Today: Yes, you can do this. Be a Citizenship Fair volunteer.”