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Workshops will focus on immigration laws Tuesday (May 18)


The Immigration Information Office of the Mayor’s Office in collaboration with USCIS (United States Immigration and Citizenship Service) will host two free workshops on U.S. immigration laws and the naturalization process on Tuesday, May 18. Janna Evans, Regional Lead for Community Relations from USCIS Western Region in Laguna Niguel, California, will conduct both workshops.

The morning session will be for community stakeholders who provide direct services to the immigrant population. The program will include an overview of U.S. immigration law and definitions, review of the naturalization process and eligibility requirements, and an opportunity for the audience to raise concerns and ask pertinent questions. The seminar will be held at Aunty Sally’s Lu’au Hale at 799 Piilani Street, Hilo, from 2 4 p.m.

The evening session will be for the general public who are interested in applying for U.S. citizenship. The session will include review of the naturalization process, discussion of the eligibility process and a mock naturalization interview. Attendees will also receive a free DVD with the latest educational materials as well as the questions and answers on the exam. It will be held at the Aupuni Center Conference Room, 101 Pauahi Street in Hilo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Reservation is recommended. Please contact Rose Bautista, Immigration Information Specialist for Hawaii County, at 961-8220 or email at

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