Citizenship Now! call-in helps those in need

5/22/2014, 1:37 p.m.

Call-in volunteers, including immigration attorneys, paralegals and advocates, took phone calls from folks with immigration questions. These members of the CUNY/NYC Citizenship Now! Volunteer Corps got on the line from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. to take calls from anyone seeking immigration information or resources. The overall capacity has more than doubled since the event’s kickoff year. In 2014, around 300 volunteers assisted 10,593 callers in 45 different languages.

Prior to each year’s event,they run a full-day training session. This year, call-in sponsors included John Jay College, the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Legal Aid Society, CUNY Law School and the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.