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Free Seattle Citizenship Clinic

Photo by  Elias Castillo  on  Unsplash

Photo by Elias Castillo on Unsplash

Immigration lawyers, Lesley and Darlene, will be volunteering at a #Citizenship Clinic on Saturday, May 11. The clinic, sponsored by the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs, is a free community event where volunteer attorneys, interpreters, and others assist eligible lawful permanent residents with their naturalization application through an organized step-by-step process.

Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:30am-4pm

CISC Seattle Office
611 S Lane Street
Seattle, WA 98104

#FreeImmigrationConsult #LPRs #Immigration #Seattle #naturalization

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