Immigration Services Program


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U.S. Citizenship & Legal Support

If you are a permanent resident with a Green Card, you may qualify to become a U.S. citizen through “naturalization.” To qualify, you must be 18 years old and be a legal permanent resident (LPR) for 5 years or 3 years if married and living with a U.S. citizen spouse, have good moral character, and can show that you understand basic English or will get to interview in the language of your choice if age and years of being a LPR have met, 50 years old and 20 years LPR, 55 years old and 15 years (study 100 questions), and 65 years old and 20 years LPR (study 20 questions).

These are some of the many benefits for being a U.S. citizenship:

  •  Has the right to vote 
  •  Can run for public office
  •  Travel to other countries more easily with US Passport
  •  Has unlimited staying in abroad
  •  Can petition a family member from abroad quicker
  •  Can seek employment with government jobs
  •  Can receive public benefits for which you are eligible 
  •  Be protected from deportation
  •  Can get help from US Embassy

We encourage you to find out if you qualify to become a U.S. citizen and learn more about what you need to do to apply.

The Fresno Center (TFC) has over 10 years of experience in providing immigration assistance especially in naturalization services. TFC provides citizenship classes in four different languages – Khmer, Lao, Hmong, and Spanish. TFC’s naturalization services are free of charge. TFC also assists clients in applying for a fee waiver or reduced fee upon qualification and requested by the clients. Additionally, TFC provides access to free legal services for those who seek naturalization services at TFC. 

For more information, please contact:

Pamee Yang

Program Manager

Porchoua Her

Program Coordinator

Sokserey Choup

Community Outreach Activist

Esmeralda Chavez

Community Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer Manivanh

Community Outreach Coordinator

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