Georgia post to host naturalization class

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Georgia post to host naturalization class
Post 29 Legionnaires in Marietta, Ga., listen to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services official during a training session last May. Steve Brooks

American Legion Post 29 in Marietta, Ga., will host an official U.S. citizenship class for legal aliens and people interested in the naturalization process. Participants will gather Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the northwest Atlanta post for an information session, which will highlight the naturalization process, recent changes in the naturalization test, and the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship. The event, which is free and doesn't require reservations, will be conducted by a community relations officer from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

The session is part of a joint citizenship-promoting initiative among The American Legion, USCIS and Transfiguration Catholic Church to reach out and promote programs and services of interest to local immigrants. Working with Transfiguration Catholic Church, Post 29 plans to begin conducting, in January, English as a Second Language (ESL) and U.S. Civics/Government classes, and preparing legal immigrants for the naturalization test.

For more information about the Dec. 2 session or upcoming naturalization events, contact Post 29 Commander Bill Beaudin at (770) 427-5900 or (770) 919-7109, or by e-mail at commander29@bellsouth.net.

Post 29 is located at:921 Gresham Ave NEMarietta, GA 30060-2121

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