Citizenship is more than a piece of paper

Citizenship is more than a piece of paper

Saturday, October 14, DUSA hosted another Free Citizenship Assistance Workshop. It will be the 17th workshop DUSA has conducted with the help of organizations like Carnegie, the New Americans Campaign, and CUNY Citizenship Now. Our mission, as you may know, is to empower more than one-third of New York’s population who is foreign-born and aspire to be United States citizens. Unfortunately, most legal permanent residents do not inquire about the naturalization process due to limited access to resources.

Creating a pathway to citizenship is a direct injection of new voters into the political system. We created a model and path to ensure individuals receive needed support. At a time when the nation is divided and anti-immigration at rhetoric, we at DUSA believe immigrants are the strong pillars of this nation. Thus, it’s important for us to provide these workshops to empower immigrants and the overall community. To support this program or our other youth development and civic integration programs, donate here

 

Why is Hispanic heritage month an important time of the year?

Why is Hispanic heritage month an important time of the year?

 

 

            As we wrap up the ending of celebrating Hispanic heritage month, we reflect on why this
month matters. Hispanics have been pillars of America throughout our history. As many of us
assimilate to American values and cultures, the traditions and lineage of our families cannot be
erased. The story and journey of all Hispanics symbolize the American dream.   

We have fought
in wars, contributed to the arts, and are now growing to be one of the largest communities in America.
Hispanic history is also American history and it is important to have a month that recognizes
Latinos of the past, present, and future. Some of us are first or second generation born in
The United States and others are immigrants but we are united by our Hispanic heritage.
Dominicanos USA is proud to continue to add to the impactful Hispanic history of America and
https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dusa-young-voiceswe are honored to serve our community. To help us further our mission, please consider donating to our mission

DUSA Joins Brooklyn Borough President’s Office to Host Massive Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017

DUSA Joins Brooklyn Borough President’s Office to Host Massive Citizenship Workshop on Saturday, March 25, 2017


Dominicanos USA (DUSA) will hold its monthly DUSA Citizenship Workshop this upcoming Saturday, March 25, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The citizenship drive will take place in the office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

This free citizenship workshop will take place at the following address:
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

National Executive Director Eddie Cuesta is quoted in an official press release put out by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

“Dominicanos USA urges all eligible and legal permanent residents with no minor offense to take the initial step of becoming a naturalized citizen. United States citizens are afforded opportunities not available to residents, as citizenship improves one’s quality of life. A citizen can exercise their right to vote, has easier travel and re-entry into the United States, can apply for federal jobs and scholarships only open tocitizens, and also has access to a multitude of other benefits.”

Mr. Cuesta’s quote can be found in several media outlets including the following newspapers and online mediums:

The Post Eagle (English)

Diario Digital (Espanol)