Naturalization and Citizenship Training – Feb 6-7, 2014 – Houston, TX

Naturalization and Citizenship Training

February 6 – 7, 2014 – Houston, TX

Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston – St. Frances Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance, and NALEO

Seminar Details

This two-day training on naturalization and citizenship is FREE for participating staff from nonprofit organizations and their committed volunteer attorneys working on naturalization and citizenship issues in the Houston area.

All participants will receive a free CD version of ILRC’s best-selling manual, Naturalization and U.S. Citizenship: The Essential Legal Guide, which is now in its 12th Edition.


February 6 – 7, 2014

Day 1: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Day 2: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Registration begins at 8:30 am; sessions begin at 9:00 am


Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance

Catholic Charities

2900 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX 77006


Registration deadline: January 31, 2014


CLE: 8.5 for both days; credit approval pending


Training Overview

This training will provide an overview of all the legal requirements for naturalization, with in-depth discussion on various topics.


Day 1: A review of the general requirements for naturalization including continuous residence, physical presence, the English and Civics requirements, and the red flag issues that can cause an applicant to be denied or even deported. This will include in-depth discussion on the various ways an absence from the United States can affect one’s naturalization application. In the afternoon, we will focus on the good moral character requirement, with an advanced discussion on crimes and deportability.


Day 2: We will feature two special sessions, Citizenship options for Children followed by Assisting Special Groups of Applicants, a discussion of fee waivers and disability waivers.



Erin Quinn, Staff Attorney – Immigrant Legal Resource Center


Wafa Abdin, Legal Director – Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance


Nancy Falgout, Attorney – Nancy A. Falgout, P.C.


Julie Pasch, Staff Attorney – Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance

FREE for staff from nonprofit organizations and their committed volunteer attorneys working on naturalization and citizenship issues in the Houston area


$125 for Private Attorneys



You must register online to reserve your space in the training. Click the appropriate link below to register and complete the online form.


Staff and committed volunteer attorneys from nonprofit organizations working on naturalization and citizenship issues in the Houston area – click here to register.

This link will direct you to an online registration form. You must complete this form to secure your place in the training.


Private Attorneys – click here to register.


This link will direct you to the seminar registration page on the ILRC website, where you will need to purchase the training online. You must complete this registration process to secure your place in the training.


Registration by phone will not be accepted.


Please call 415-255-9499, ext. 725.


Posted on January 15, 2014

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 3,700 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 250,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $206million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

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Who We're Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More