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Client Story

A young person’s path to citizenship

Posted: February 15, 2022

Timoteo Vasquez-Mendez left his home in Guatemala, fleeing difficult conditions in his country, and traveled to the United States in search of a better future. He was stopped by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) as he tried to cross the border then sent to a detention center in New York, then released to stay with his uncle Jesus Vasquez in San Rafael. He was 17 years old.   

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Kristy Ponce Aizpurua’s Naturalization Story 

Posted: February 11, 2022

When Kristy Ponce Aizpurua left Panama, nearly a decade ago, she left behind her family and her law practice. Today she manages operations for Canal Alliance’s Immigration Legal Services and is a U.S. citizen. Kristy shares her naturalization journey and her message to other new citizens – register to vote!

Prepare to become a U.S. Citizen

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Citizenship Test Independent Study Resources

Posted: March 8, 2021

Prepare for your naturalization interview and the English and civics tests using these online resources.

Happy Citizenship Day Flyer

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Happy Citizenship Day!

Posted: September 17, 2019

Canal Alliance is joining with our partners and allies to celebrate the many benefits of U.S. Citizenship as well as the wonderful, hard-working community members who have chosen to become U.S. Citizens this year.

Requirements for Citizenship

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Requirements for U.S. Citizenship

Posted: September 15, 2019

Many people who live, work, create jobs, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet lack of knowledge about how the process works.

Benefits of US Citizenship

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Benefits of becoming a U.S. Citizen

Posted: September 14, 2019

Many opportunities are available only to U.S. citizens. This Citizenship Day we are breaking down some of these benefits and encouraging citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to take the next step toward becoming U.S. citizens.

Canal Alliance Citizenship Classes

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Citizenship Classes at Canal Alliance

Posted: April 8, 2019

Registration for Spring Citizenship Classes at Canal Alliance will be Monday, April 29.

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Citizenship Classes start January 16th

Posted: January 3, 2019

Canal Alliance is helping to prepare those eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship with the knowledge and skills necessary in the naturalization process.

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Marin New Americans Campaign- December Workshop

Posted: December 5, 2018

Canal Alliance and our partners have teamed up to organize Naturalization Workshops to provide applicants with the resources they need to become U.S. citizens.

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