Fil-Am Walnut Councilmember Cartagena urges eligible applicants to attend free citizenship (N-400) application workshop

FILIPINO-American Councilmember Antonio “Tony” Cartagena of the City of Walnut is urging permanent resident aliens to take advantage of attending a free US Application Workshop through the Filipino American Service Group, Incorporated (FASGI) at the Walnut Senior Community Center, 21215, La Puente Road, Walnut, CA 91789, on Saturday, April 6, 2013, from 9am to 4pm.

“It’s extremely imperative to have a strong voice by exercising your rights and privileges such as: to vote in federal, state, and local elections and to run for public office;  apply for public benefits such as Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, WIC, SSI and certain other benefits; seek representation and protection from Embassies and Consulates abroad; and to petition for parents or unmarried children under 21 to become U.S. Citizens,” said Walnut Councilmember and three-time Walnut Mayor Antonio “Tony” Cartagena.

“The city of Walnut is approximately 8.9 square miles and is primarily a residential community with more than 600 businesses.” added Cartagena. “Walnut is considered a bedroom community with rural charm and cultural diversity. It is conveniently located in the Walnut Valley with six miles north of the Orange County border, five miles west of the San Bernardino County border, just twenty two miles east of downtown Los Angeles and easy access to several major freeways. Most recently, Walnut was rated among the top safest cities in the United States.”

“Eligible applicants for U.S Citizenships will be determined based on certain criteria for a fee waiver for approximately six hundred fifty dollars ($650). This will serve as incentives for those applicants who could qualify for a Free Citizenship Application Program (N-400),” said FASGI staff member Jeanette Sayno.

“FASGI is a community based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit human services with a mission to improve the quality of life of our community through health, advocacy, education and research,” said executive director Susan Dilkes.

Space is limited and appointment is necessary. To schedule an  appointment, please call (213) 483-9804 ext. 205, email: jeanettes@fasgi.org.

For further information, please contact Bella Cristobal at (626) 825-3677 or Zeny “Tita” Quintos at (909) 802-0979.

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