Citizenship clinic to be held in San Luis
Two Somerton-based nonprofit organizations will host a clinic later this month for area residents who need help applying for U.S. citizenship and for “dreamers” who want to renew their temporary legal status before the expiration of the DACA program.
The clinic offered by Chicanos Por La Causa and Campesinos Sin Fronterans is slated for Sept. 25, at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in San Luis, Ariz., 1130 10th Ave., but those wishing to attend must pre-register.
Those seeking help filling out citizenship applications will be charged a $50 fee to cover the cost of the clinic.
People can register for the clinic at the Campesinos Sin Fronteras offices in Somerton, 725 E. Main St., or in the Fernando Padilla Community Center in San Luis, 800 E. Juan Sanchez Blvd., between the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, they can call (928) 627-1060 or (928) 6275995.
Registration can also be done at the Chicanos Por La Causa office in Somerton 308 W. Main St. For more information, call (928) 627-2042.
The Chicanos office in Somerton will also be open Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or people who have questions about eligibility requirements for citizenship or DACA.
DACA — the acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — was established by executive order of then-President Barack Obama to provide temporary protection from deportation to youths or young adults brought illegally to the U.S. as minors.
President Trump has revoked Obama’s executive order, and DACA beneficiaries will be able to extend their legal residency status another two years only if their current permits expire on or before March 5. They must, however, file their applications for extension from U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services by Oct. 2.