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WELCOME – The County of Los Angeles proudly welcomes immigrants from all parts of the world, and values their many contributions that have enriched this country and preserved its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity.

Deciding to become a citizen of the United States is one of the most important decisions in your life, demonstrating a real commitment to the U.S. and loyalty to its Constitution.   In return, you are rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of United States citizenship. It is important that you know your rights.

All LA County Libraries can assist with locating material on citizenship and immigration. The LA County Library proudly hosts two US Pathways for New Americans Centers. These centers will provide additional information and resources to help in the citizenship and immigration process.

For DACA updates please visit oia.lacounty.gov/DACAupdates

For Temporary Protected Status (TPS) updates please visit oia.lacounty.gov/tpsupdates/

欢迎您– 洛杉矶县公共图书馆欢迎来自世界各地的移民, 我们重视移民为了富国以及维护这块充满自由和机遇的土地所做的许多贡献。

成为美国公民是人生中最重要的决定之一, 它表达了您对美国的承诺和对宪法的忠诚。作为回报, 您享有美国公民的权利和特权。

在洛杉矶县监事的领导下, 为了帮助您实现公民入籍的目标, 洛杉矶县公共图书馆很高兴为您提供公民入籍申请资料袋。资料袋内包含各种教材和实用讲义, 用于帮助您了解美国以及为公民入籍做好准备。

所有的洛杉矶县公共图书馆能够帮助您查找公民入籍和移民方面的资料。洛杉矶县公共图书馆很高兴提供两个资源中心, 称为 US Pathways for New Americans。这些中心将提供更多的信息和资源,为您公民入籍和移民过程提供帮助。

For DACA updates please visit oia.lacounty.gov/DACAupdates

For Temporary Protected Status (TPS) updates please visit oia.lacounty.gov/tpsupdates/

BIENVENIDO – El Condado de Los Ángeles se enorgullece en darles la bienvenida a inmigrantes de todas partes del mundo, y valora sus muchas contribuciones que han enriquecido a este país y preservado su legado cómo la tierra de libertad y oportunidad.

La decisión de hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos es una de las más importantes de su vida, demostrando un gran compromiso a los Estados Unidos y lealtad a su Constitución. A cambio, es recompensado con todos los derechos y privilegios que son parte de la ciudadanía estadounidense.

Todas las bibliotecas del Condado de Los Ángeles pueden asistirle en localizar materiales sobre la ciudadanía e inmigración. La Biblioteca del Condado orgullosamente presenta dos centros llamados US Pathways for New Americans. Estos centros proveerán información adicional y recursos para ayudar con el proceso de ciudadanía e inmigración.

For DACA updates please visit oia.lacounty.gov/DACAupdates

For Temporary Protected Status (TPS) updates please visit oia.lacounty.gov/tpsupdates/

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Please visit
path2citizenship.lacounty.gov for more citizenship information

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Please visit oia.lacounty.gov for more information from the Office of Immigrant Affairs

Citizenship & Immigration

Welcome to the County of Los Angeles Citizenship information page. We have assembled many different types of information to help you navigate the process of becoming a citizen of the United States. Clicking the boxes below will link you to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

Below are links to online resources, library databases and materials from our catalog. Library databases are available to you free of charge with your library card. Clicking on any of the links under Online Resources will take you away from the library’s website to different websites with valuable information to help you.

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Citizenship & Immigration Resources

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LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs

LA County Office of Immigrant Affairs website is a guide to immigration resources and immigrant rights. Users can access legal resources, learn how to file immigration fraud claims, and learn about their path to citizenship.

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The California Department of Social Services

The CDSS funds qualified non-profits to provide free legal services for low-income individuals. The following organizations provide DACA renewal assistance. Assistance with USCIS DACA renewal filing fees may also be available. Services are not guaranteed. You must contact the organization directly to inquire about service availability.

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¡Protégete!…¡Ciudadanía Ya!

Eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) in Los Angeles County can use this site to apply for citizenship, find trustworthy naturalization services, and locate citizenship workshops throughout Los Angeles County.

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CitizenshipWorks

CitizenshipWorks provides easy-to-use online tools to help low and moderate-income individuals to prepare for the naturalization process and tests.

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USCIS Citizenship Resource Center

Provides learners, teachers, and organizations with a one-stop resource for locating citizenship preparation materials and activities.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles provides legal services and education to individuals, especially those who speak little or no English.

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Ya es Hora Citizenship Campaign

ya es hora is an historic non-partisan Latino civic participation campaign that links naturalization to voter participation and Census enumeration.

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Immigration Advocates

The Immigration Advocates Network Nonprofit Resource Center provides free web-based tools and resources for nonprofit immigration advocates, organizers and service providers.

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Library Databases

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Learning Express Test Prep

Practice tests and exam preparation for U.S. Citizenship. Includes guide to getting your Green Card.

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Tutor.com’s Adult Education and Career Center 

Live tutors are available to help with Citizenship preparation. Help is available in English and Spanish.

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Mango Languages

Online language-learning has English language courses for speakers of 15 different languages. Learn on the go with the Mango Mobile app for iPhone and Android.

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Powerspeak Languages

Learn English for Spanish-speakers and Chinese-speakers through a series of stories, activities and innovative learning tools.

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Legal Information Reference Center

Provides access to legal reference books on a variety of subjects including how to become a U.S. citizen.

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Books and more

Citizenship-in-a-Bag

Contains a large variety of educational materials and useful handouts to learn more about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process.

Leamos

The LA County Library offers a free, pre-ESL literacy course that teaches Spanish-speaking adults how to read and write in Spanish.

English Catalog

Search the library’s catalog for citizenship test materials in English.

Catálogo Español

Vea materiales de estudio en español para el examen de ciudadania, en el catálogo de la biblioteca.

中国目录

用圖書館的目錄來查找中文版的公民入籍考試材料.

DACA 2017 Announcement

On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications for work authorization, under specific parameters. Please visit the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services website for the latest updates.

Know Your Rights

Everyone living in the U.S. has certain basic rights under the U.S. Constitution. Undocumented immigrants have these rights, too. It is important that we all assert and protect our basic rights.

Library Record Request Forms

English Record Request Form

Your library records might assist with proof of residency as required by DACA. You can request your library record at anytime

图书馆记录申请表 – 中文

您的图书馆记录可能协助您提供DACA所要求的居住证明。请填写以下表格,图书馆代表会尽快与您联系。

Formulario de solicitud de registro de biblioteca

Su expediente de la biblioteca le podría asistir en comprobar su residencia para satisfacer el requisito de DACA. Favor de llenar este formulario y un representante de la biblioteca lo contactara brevemente.

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Local Organizations

Here is a listing of other organizations that may offer additional services such as, English as a second language (ESL), financial assistance and legal assistance.

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Assembly Bill (AB) 60 Driver License Program

Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue an original driver license to any California resident who is unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. Driver license applicants under AB 60 must meet all other qualifications for licensure and must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency. This means that an applicant who is undocumented can now receive a driver’s license under AB 60.

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Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

CARECEN empowers Central Americans and all immigrants by defending human and civil rights, working for social and economic justice and promoting cultural diversity.

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Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles has continuously served the undocumented community with free legal services since 2012.

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Public Counsel 

Public Counsel will provide low-cost, high-quality, in-person consultations with experienced immigration attorneys to deferred action applicants.

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Catholic Charities 

Catholic Charities collaborates with diverse communities, providing services to the poor and vulnerable, promoting human dignity and advocating for social justice.

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Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

CHIRLA launched the “Seize the Dream” program which aims to assist eligible immigrant youth and community members in applying for Deferred Action. The program provides DACA-related education and procedural assistance to thousands of applicants, families, and service providers.

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Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA)

Counsel and advice in all areas of immigration law, including assistance with various immigration applications, and legal referrals.

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National Immigration Law Center (NILC)

NILC engages in policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy, to achieve this vision. NILC plays a critical role within the movement for racial, economic and social justice for low-income immigrants.

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Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)

The ILRC is a national non-profit resource center that provides legal trainings, educational materials, and advocacy to advance immigrant rights.

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Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)

CLINIC promotes the dignity and protects the rights of immigrants in partnership with a dedicated network of Catholic and community legal immigration programs.

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Los Angeles Unified School district (LAUSD)

LAUSD now has a centralized process to help provide verification to those individuals who are applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

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Administrative Relief Resource Center

The Administrative Relief Resource Center is a project of the Committee for Immigrant Reform Implementation (CIRI)

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New Americans Campaign 

The New Americans Campaign is a national network of legal-service providers, faith-based organizations, businesses, foundations and community leaders that is paving a better road to citizenship.

U.S. Pathways for New Americans Centers

All LA County Libraries can assist with locating material on citizenship and immigration. In addition, the County Library proudly hosts the U.S. Pathways for New Americans centers. These centers provide additional materials and handouts to help you in the citizenship and immigration process. There are currently two locations to serve customers of the LA County Library: Huntington Park Library and Rosemead Library.

Library Services include:

Citizenship-in-a-Bag – These kits containing a large variety of educational materials and useful handouts to help you learn more about the United States and prepare for the naturalization process.

Forms/Applications from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department – Stay up to date on Citizenship, Green Cards and working in the U.S.

English language learning books, DVD’s, and CD’s

Library programs conducted by specialists on citizenship/immigration. Topics may include citizenship classes, naturalization process, DACA/DAPA, exam preparation, application assistance, and more.

Information on events and services available outside of the County Library.

Huntington Park LibraryRosemead Library
6518 Miles Ave. Huntington Park, CA 902558800 Valley Blvd. Rosemead, CA 91770
(323) 583-1461(626) 573-5220
Monday 1 pm - 8 pmMonday Closed
Tuesday 1 pm – 8 pmTuesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 6 pmWednesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Thursday 11 am – 6 pmThursday 10 pm – 6 pm
Friday ClosedFriday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pmSaturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday ClosedSunday Closed

Citizenship Events

The County of Los Angeles Public Library is committed to promoting Citizenship within the community. Here is a list of current Citizenship events available at our libraries.

december

wed12dec5:30 pm7:30 pmFREE Citizenship & Financial Literacy Classes5:30 pm - 7:30 pm West Covina LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

thu13dec1:00 pm3:00 pmFree Citizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

thu13dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue18dec1:00 pm3:00 pmFree Citizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

tue18dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

thu20dec1:00 pm3:00 pmFree Citizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

thu20dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

thu27dec1:00 pm3:00 pmFree Citizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

thu27dec1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

january

thu03jan1:00 pm3:00 pmFree Citizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Temple City LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

thu03jan1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Class1:00 pm - 3:00 pm San Gabriel LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship

tue08jan4:00 pm7:00 pmCitizenship Course Enrollment Help / Matriculación en el curso de ciudadanía4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Leland R. Weaver LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

sat19jan1:00 pm3:00 pmCitizenship Course Enrollment Help / Matriculación en el curso de ciudadanía1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Leland R. Weaver LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:~Bilingual,Citizenship,Immigration

february

sat09feb12:00 pm5:00 pmCitizenship for Immigrants / Ciudadanía para inmigrantes12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Leland R. Weaver LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship,Immigration

sat16feb12:00 pm5:00 pmCitizenship for Immigrants / Ciudadanía para inmigrantes12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Leland R. Weaver LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship,Immigration

sat23feb12:00 pm5:00 pmCitizenship for Immigrants / Ciudadanía para inmigrantes12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Leland R. Weaver LibraryAudience:AdultsCategories:Citizenship,Immigration

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