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January 14, 2015

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Marlene Mulford: Office:(217) 698-8500
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Immigration Assistance Day Coming to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – The Immigration Project, Inc., based in Bloomington, IL, in cooperation with the Diocesan Immigration Council of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, is hosting a “Free Immigration Assistance Day” on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Drive, Springfield, with a public meeting to follow at 5:30 p.m.

The workshop will provide assistance to three groups of individuals: those who are permanent “green card” residents and want to naturalize, those who have questions about the new executive orders signed by President Obama last year and those who wish to speak to legal counsel.

 “We are pleased and grateful to the Immigration Project for partnering with us to bring this event to the Springfield diocese,” said Edward Cardenas, president of the Diocesan Immigration Council.

Anyone seeking information about the executive actions signed by President Obama should attend the public meeting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will cover eligibility requirements for the new relief that will be offered and how the Immigration Project can help.

Those who are permanent “green card” residents and want to naturalize may attend any time between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Information on the process and beginning paperwork will be offered at the workshop.

Anyone who needs to speak with an immigration attorney for any other matters may attend between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The attorneys will be present for free consultations on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information contact Laura Wolfe, executive assistant, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois at 217-523-9201 ext. 311, or e-mail wolfe@cc.dio.org.

The Immigration Project is the only not-for-profit legal immigration service with immigration attorneys in 85 Illinois counties.