JACKSON, Wyo. — The first annual Jackson Hole Citizenship Series will take place at the end of the month to share information about the process and advantages of becoming a naturalized citizen, and includes free legal assistance with completing naturalization paperwork.

This series is designed to provide comprehensive assistance to immigrants wishing to take their first steps toward U.S. citizenship. 

“Citizenship is the most stable, secure immigration status available in the United States, and it enables meaningful civic engagement, including voting at all levels. Naturalization is hugely beneficial for both the individual and the community at large, but the process can be daunting,” said Rosie Read, Immigration Staff Attorney with the ACLU of Wyoming. 

Citizenship Information Night will take place on May 31 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Teton County Library Auditorium, where Attorney Read will discuss the naturalization process, requirements for eligibility, and rights associated with U.S. citizenship. Volunteer attorneys will provide no-cost assistance with completing naturalization application packets on Citizenship Day, June 11 from 2-5 p.m., at the Teton County Library Auditorium.

Voices JH is seeking attorneys willing to support green card holders in completing their citizenship applications on June 11. Training will be provided, and no immigration experience is necessary. If you are an interested attorney, please reach out to Victor Hernandez, vhernandez@aclu.org.

The Jackson Hole Citizenship Series is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Wyoming, Immigrant Hope, Teton County Dems, Teton County Republicans, and Voices JH. The Citizenship Series is part of a larger celebration in June for Immigrant Heritage Month.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She's a lover of alliteration, easy-to-follow recipes and board games when everyone knows the rules. Her favorite aspect about living in the Tetons is the collective admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.