LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, May 31st, 2014, South Asian Network (SAN), in collaboration with Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Office of Immigrant Affairs, Los Angeles Central Library and several Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community organization partners, will be hosting a Pan Asian Citizenship Clinic.
Mayor Garcetti’s support highlights the growing need to support API communities, particularly South Asians. According to U.S. Census Data, Bangladeshi Americans in Los Angeles County have grown at a faster rate than any other ethnic group, experiencing a 122% increase from 2000 to 2010. As the South Asian population continues to expand, the current 25% limited English proficiency rate is expected to rise. As such, in-language support and services for the South Asian community are increasingly in demand.
The Pan Asian clinic, held in May to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, will bring together applicants from diverse language backgrounds, including Hindi, Urdu, Bangla, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. Free services provided will include:
- Application Assistance
- Legal Consultation
- Application Fee-Waiver
- Information on Citizenship Class for Hindi, Urdu, and Bangla Speakers
- Study Materials in Hindi, Urdu, Bangla
For more information or to schedule an appointment for the May 31 workshop, please call: (562) 403-0488 x 130