DUSA ayuda a comunidad en el proceso de ciudadania

DUSA ayuda a comunidad en el proceso de ciudadania

DUSA ayuda a comunidad en el proceso de ciudadania

01/30/2019

Dominicanos USA (“DUSA”), que cuenta con el programa de asistencia gratuita de la solicitud de la ciudadania para todos los residentes permanentes legales en los EE.UU., continúa asistiendo a la comunidad dominicana. Desde el 2016, seguimos innovando y utilizando nuevas tecnologías para agilizar el proceso de la solicitud y mejorar nuestro modelo de servicio. Por lo tanto, tenemos el propósito de servir a la mayor cantidad de solicitantes posible.

En nuestro más reciente evento el 18 de enero, ayudamos a 25 personas a iniciar el proceso. 20 completaron la aplicación en casa, en nuestro esfuerzo de motivarlos a empezar la aplicación en línea utilizando Citizenshipworks. También hemos creado recursos como un video tutorialque sirve de guía para falicitar este proceso.

Una vez completo el formulario a un 95%, se le informa al participante que su aplicación está lista y que un abogado hará la revisión final. Si la persona no tiene un mínimo de 95% de su aplicación completada o no puede llenarla en linea, se le hace una cita para visitar nuestra oficina y así se la ayudamos a completar antes de la revisión por el abogado. Por medio de este proceso, se le garantiza al solicitante que su tiempo de espera será reducido drásticamente. Además de esto, nos aseguramos de empaquetar el formulario con todos los documentos necesarios y listo para enviar por correo. Ademas de recibir materiales de estudio y clases para la capacitación del exámen para la naturalización.


Desde el inicio de nuestro programa de ciudadanía, hemos asistido a más de 4,000 personas en el proceso de elegibilidad. De estos, hemos registrado a más de 2,000 para nuestros talleres, de lo cual 600 han sometido su solicitud.

A todas aquellas personas que creen ser elegibles para solicitar la ciudadanía, le sugerimos que den el primer paso y contacten a DUSA. Nosotros podemos confirmar su elegibilidad y empezar su proceso lo más pronto posible. De esta manera, puede aprovechar los recursos que hay disponibles. Esto incluye la posibilidad de aplicar gratuitamente de acuerdo a la cantidad de ingresos que reciba, asistencia pública, entre otros.

 By: Dinahlee Pena

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369 East 149th Street 11th FL Bronx, NY, 10455

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Mega Citizenship Drive RECAP at the Bronx Zoo

Mega Citizenship Drive RECAP at the Bronx Zoo

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Courtesy of The New Americans Campaign – Twitter

CITIZENSHIP is the name, DOMINICANOS USA is the game! The First Mega Citizenship Drive was hosted by the New Americans Campaign Partners in New York and New Jersey! Are part of a national network of respected immigration organizations that provide free legal assistance to aspiring citizens, making the naturalization process easy to navigate and successful. The Mega Citizenship Drive took place on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at the Schiff Family Great Hall of the Bronx Zoo (2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY 10460) from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

First and foremost. A huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers and partners for helping making the Mega Citizenship DRIVE be possible! Shout out to The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR), National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), NYS New Americans, New-York Historical Society (NYHSociety) and many many more! With over 300 applicants and over 100 volunteers we made it!

 

The process of the Mega Citizenship Drive

 

The location had designated stations where each applications had to go through FYI these steps don’t have to be accomplished in chronological order, some applicants are able to mix and match these steps:

  1. Line – This is the place where the applicants would wait and also fill out some paperwork.
  2. Check in – Consisted of having an excel spreadsheet of all the people who set an appointment for the event, the people at the check-in had to double check the information that was filled ou during the initial step (waiting in line).
  3. Screening wait area – Where applicants waited to be screened
  4. Screening area – The pretty fish bowl shown below, this is where applicants began the process of being screened, along with some translators if needed.
  5. Fee waiver – This area was specific for people who qualified for the fee waiver, can be skipped.
  6. N-400 Wait – Where applicants wait to receive assistance with their applications
  7. N-400 Preparation
  8. Final Review Wait – Here applicants wait to have their applications reviewed one las ttime
  9. Final Review – Filled with quality control and happiness.

Testimonials of the Mega Citizenship Drive

 

Also, Rubby Rendón hablando de su experiencia hoy en el mega taller de ciudadanía!

 

Another participant, Pedro Torres tells us about his experience today! For more visit: www.DominicanosUSA.org

 

Delta Chavez Taveras sharing her experience on today’s Mega #citizenship event at the !

After a long days work..

Citizenship Drive Citizenship Drive After the citizenship drive

DUSA’s February Citizenship Workshop and the 1.5 Generation

DUSA’s February Citizenship Workshop and the 1.5 Generation

DUSA’s February Citizenship Workshop and the 1.5 Generation

03/16/2018

The 1.5 generation phenomenon was especially prevalent in Dominicanos USA’s latest citizenship workshop. About a third of the workshop attendees belonged to the 18-24 demographic, the majority of whom were part of the 1.5 generation.

Essentially, the 1.5 generation is made up of individuals who were born abroad and immigrated to the United States at a very young age, usually before they are exposed to their native country’s culture. They may or may not speak their native language, but are most likely knowledgeable of the English language, as well as American culture.

Because these individuals have no concrete recollection of their home country, they are more prone to consider themselves, culturally and socially, Americans. Thus, obtaining American citizenship is a crucial step in integration into American society.

It was also amazing to see that some of the attendees began their citizenship applications online through Citizenshipworks! All in all, it was a successful day at Dominicanos USA.

 By: Dinahlee Pena

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(718) 665-0400

Our Location

369 East 149th Street 11th FL Bronx, NY, 10455

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1/27 Citizenship Workshop Recap

1/27 Citizenship Workshop Recap

Dominicanos USA’s latest citizenship workshop was a huge success! Huge thanks to our wonderful volunteers ranging from full-time students to full-time employees! Also a big gracias to our wonderful lawyers for attending and partaking in the pre-screening process and the Work Learn Grow program for helping the youth participate in the community’s overall growth by engaging with the legalization process. 48 people arrived and we managed to complete a total of 33 citizenship applications, which is a great turn out.

Community outreach has always been a main factor at Dominicanos USA. As a Graphic Designer and Web Developer filling in for our amazing blogger, I can honestly tell you that each and every corner of DUSA involves the community (trust me I’ve canvassed for these people). Our organization takes the community seriously I tell you! It’s a great and fulfilling experience overall, and I’m so glad to be a part of it. 

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 other youth development and civic integration programs here at DUSA, donate here

 

DUSA is Now Hosting Free Civics Classes

DUSA is Now Hosting Free Civics Classes

This winter, Dominicanos USA has partnered up with the New York Historical Society to give free civics classes to green card holders in preparation for their naturalization interview. The series of classes will be hosted at our Bronx office and will be available to individuals who are permanent residents. These free civics classes are part of DUSA’s mission to help immigrants from our community become naturalized citizens.


The New-York Historical Society offers FREE civics classes for green card holders on the path to American citizenship. The 24-hour course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.

The interactive course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics Test. Participants will explore the Museum and learn about American history and government using objects, paintings, and documents from our collection. Classes are taught in English and are accessible to English Language Learners.

The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The New York Community Trust, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!

“When I shared with my friends about the sessions, they asked me why not just memorize the 100 items for the citizenship exams?
My reply was: I’m a visual person and I usually internalize an info or issue with actual viewing and hearing, and that it is my intention to understand better the history of the United States.”

-Elsie, originally from the Philippines

New Courses Start This Winter

January 6 – February 3
Saturdays, 10am – 4pm
January 9 – February 15
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 – 8pm
February 17 – March 10
Saturdays, 10am – 4pm

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