This Sunday 5/26: “Swap Meet Justice!” citizenship fair! Come join us, rain or shine!

RAIN OR SHINE, FOLKS! WE HAVE WORK TO DO!

Action  – THIS Sunday, 5/26 – Come join us at “Swap Meet Justice!” and help spread the word!

You do not need to be a lawyer. You do not need to speak another language. However, all volunteers with bilingual skills are appreciated.

Every last Sunday of the month! Take a couple of hours out of your 3-day weekend and have a great time!

When: 8am-3pm, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, and 12/29. You may come for a shorter amount of time, but please come at 8:30 for new volunteer orientation. We also don’t start new applications after 1:30 or 2:00, so we can finish in time for the marketplace’s closing.

Where: Oxnard College Marketplace & Swap Meet (Map below)

FAQ’s, downloadable posters and handouts:  here

Where is the Oxnard College Swap Meet? And when I get there, where do I go?

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Sunday 4/28: “Swap Meet Justice!” citizenship fair! Come join us!

Action  – THIS Sunday, 4/28 – Come join us at “Swap Meet Justice!” and help spread the word!

You do not need to be a lawyer. You do not need to speak another language. However, all volunteers with bilingual skills are appreciated.

Every last Sunday of the month!

When: 8am-3pm,  4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, and 12/29. You may come for a shorter amount of time, but please come at 8:30 for new volunteer orientation. We also don’t start new applications after 1:30 or 2:00, so we can finish in time for the marketplace’s closing.

Where: Oxnard College Marketplace & Swap Meet (Map below, more information, hand-outs and posters for printing all here.)

Where is the Oxnard College Swap Meet? And when I get there, where do I go?

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Sunday 3/31: “Swap Meet Justice!” citizenship fair! Come join us!

Note: We are rescheduling the Medicare4all door-to-door canvassing.

Action #1 – THIS Sunday, 3/31 – Come join us at “Swap Meet Justice!” and help spread the word!

You do not need to be a lawyer. You do not need to speak another language. However, all volunteers with bilingual skills are appreciated.

Every last Sunday of the month!

When: 8am-3pm,  3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, and 12/29. You may come for a shorter amount of time, but please come at 8:30 for new volunteer orientation. We also don’t start new applications after 1:30 or 2:00, so we can finish in time for the marketplace’s closing.

Where: Oxnard College Marketplace & Swap Meet (Map below, more information, hand-outs and posters for printing all here.)

Action #2 – THIS Sunday, 3/31 – Door-to-door Medicare4all canvassing activity to be rescheduled. Stay tuned.

We will be updating with new date/time soon.

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Sunday 3/31: 2 activities!!! “Swap Meet Justice!” citizenship fair & Medicare4all neighborhood canvass!

Action #1 – THIS Sunday, 3/31 – Come join us at “Swap Meet Justice!” and help spread the word!

You do not need to be a lawyer. You do not need to speak another language. However, all volunteers with bilingual skills are appreciated.

Every last Sunday of the month!

When: 8am-3pm,  3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, and 12/29. You may come for a shorter amount of time, but please come at 8:30 for new volunteer orientation. We also don’t start new applications after 1:30 or 2:00, so we can finish in time for the marketplace’s closing.

Where: Oxnard College Marketplace & Swap Meet (Map below, more information, hand-outs and posters for printing all here.)

Action #2 – THIS Sunday, 3/31 – Medicare4all neighborhood canvass!

While we’re at the Oxnard Swap Meet doing our normal “Swap Meet Justice!” immigration clinic and voter registration fair, we will be coordinating clipboards of volunteer materials for Medicare4all volunteers. Map to find us is below.

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Fri 2/22: Immigration Friday! Email your legislators and get ready for Sunday’s “Swap Meet Justice.”

Far from the public eye, the Trump administration is strangling the naturalization process.” 

– Steven Choi,  National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), a coalition of advocacy groups that is pushing to offer naturalization workshops and legal services to would-be citizens

Action #1 – Ask our legislators to stop the paperwork war on those who would be citizens.

The Trump administration is sneakily interfering with the citizenship process. While the 750,793 people who have applied for citizenship since last June is a normal number (Nine million immigrants are eligible to become citizens), the rate at which their applications are being processed is the lowest in a decade. On top of the $725 immigrants must pay to apply for citizenship, the wait for naturalization is now twice what it was two years ago, ranging from ten months to 31 months in some places, with no legitimate excuse to explain the slowdownLawyers claim that the Citizenship & Immigration Services has become “a third immigration enforcement component of DHS.” More green card holders are being deported under harsher Trump-rules too, with their information being shared with ICE.  The NPNA states that the Trump administration is creating a “second wall” of barriers to citizenship and resultant voting rights, with:

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Next Sunday, 2/24 – Come join us at “Swap Meet Justice!” and help spread the word!

You do not need to be a lawyer. You do not need to speak another language. However, all volunteers with bilingual skills are appreciated.

Every last Sunday of the month!

When: 8am-3pm, 1/27, 2/24, 3/31, 4/28, 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, 8/25, 9/29, 10/27, 11/24, and 12/29. You may come for a shorter amount of time, but please come at 8:30 for new volunteer orientation. We also don’t start new applications after 1:30 or 2:00, so we can finish in time for the marketplace’s closing.

Where: Oxnard College Marketplace & Swap Meet (see map below and directions below)

What do we do?

  • We help people with qualifying permanent residency (green) cards fill out the application to become CITIZENS, and VOTERS! Three people have already become citizens since SEIU started these fairs. This is truly life-changing stuff and it just doesn’t get better than that.
  • We help also DACA recipients, amazing and hardworking students and workers maintain their status.
  • We’re now helping with GREEN card renewals and Selective Service applications.
  • We will also register VOTERS.

Come join us!

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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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