U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Libraries

(Lunch with the RML session)

Presenters:

  • Kelly Ayala, Community Relations Officer, USCIS, Newark, NJ
  • Carla Pendino, Community Relations Officer, USICS, Philadelphia, PA

Date / Time: Thursday, February 27, 2014 / Noon 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required

Summary
Do you have library patrons needing immigration information or services? 
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for administering immigration and naturalization services and benefits.  Our speakers will provide an overview of the role of USCIS and customer service tools, including how to contact USCIS, check on case status, obtain a form, and where to refer individuals seeking legal assistance.

They will also provide insight into the Community Relations Program, including information about hosting a Naturalization Information Session, ordering a free Citizenship Toolkit, setting up an Immigration Corner within your library, and taking a look at the USCIS online Citizenship Resource Center.

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About Mimi Lee

Mimi Lee

Diversity & Literacy Consultant

Mimi Lee is a public library consultant at New Jersey State Library’s Lifelong Learning Division, where she is responsible for providing consulting services in the areas of adult services, urban libraries, diversity, adult literacy and workforce development.