Immigration


CITIZENSHIP 

Nearly one million New Yorkers are eligible for citizenship yet, not all one million have the basic resources to apply. For many, the language barrier and the process itself build a gap between those who are eligible and those who have the resources to apply to be citizens of the United States of America. In order to address this issue, KCS assists community members through the naturalization process by determining eligibility and explaining the process step by step. Mock interviews are also given to prepare applicants for the immigration process.

DACA

In June of 2012, President Obama announced a new policy called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that offers temporary protection from deportation and work authorization to certain youth and young adults who came to the United States as Children. Since 2013, KCS has been an Outreach Provider through the New York City Department of Youth & Community Development’s DACA Initiative. The initiative has given KCS the capacity to provide educational workshops to our community, ensuring that DACA-eligible youth and their families are not misinformed and referring DACA-eligible youth to appropriate Literacy and Legal providers.

*WARNING: Do NOT take advice from a notary public or an immigration consultant. Contact ONLY a qualified immigration lawyer or an accredited representative for legal advice.

For application assistance, please contact Kevin Cho by email: kevin.cho@kcsny.org or by phone: (718) 939-6137, ext. 215.