The Gables will be closed January 1 through February 10, 2023. We will reopen February 11, 2023. Tickets for February 11-28 will be available January 1 for members, and January 4 for the public. See you soon!

Welcoming New Citizens this Winter

We would like to congratulate two of our Settlement Association citizenship students, Nirma Munoz de Pena and Jorge Liriano Francisco, who took their oaths of allegiance and became United States citizens in February. We commend them on their dedication to navigating the process of becoming citizens. There are at least six steps in the Naturalization process before a person is eligible to take the civics and English Naturalization tests. Applicants must have obtained a green card and lived in the U.S. for three to five years before they can become eligible to apply to take the exams, and the application fee is over $700 dollars.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides study materials for the Naturalization tests on its website. The civics sample question guide is 100 questions long and covers government, geography, U.S. History, constitutional rights, and much more. We invite you to explore the document and see if you know all the answers: https://www.uscis.gov/pdf

Becoming a citizen of the United States is not an easy task. We are grateful for your support that allows us to carry on our founder’s legacy of settlement work. You help us provide our students with resources they need to achieve their dreams.

Date: April 1, 2022

Author: Holly Watson


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