City of Plano to host free citizen workshop at Sockwell Center

Poster by Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable.
The City of Plano and the Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable are hosting a free citizenship workshop at Sockwell Center on February 11.

The City of Plano is hosting a free citizen workshop at Sockwell Center on February 11 at 2 p.m.

During the workshop, non-citizens can learn vital information on applying for citizenship, including who can apply, how to apply, when to apply and the benefits of citizenship.

Speakers from the Immigration and Naturalization Service will describe their policies and provide a presentation on background checks. Immigration attorneys will also be available who speak Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic to provide assistance with filing citizenship applications. Information on English as a second language providers in the area and citizenship courses offered by nonprofit organizations will also be provided.

Dr. Basheer Ahmed – a psychiatrist, community leader and founder of the nonprofit Muslim Community Center for Human Services – will discuss his journey as a newly arrived student to the United States and achieving citizenship status.

Refreshments from Jimmy’s Grill Plano, Crescent Moon Chinese Restaurant and the Baha’i Center will be served. The Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable (MCOR) organized the workshop and sponsors include the City of Plano, Plano ISD, Plano Rotary Clubs and the Plano International Festival.

The Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable is an advisory group to the City of Plano that encourages understanding and partnership in the government process.

The Sockwell Center is located at 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd.

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