Member's Page

Rep.Ortega, Evelina "Lina"

member image

State Representative Lina Ortega to host citizenship clinic to help residents with the naturalization process.  print page

by: Rep. Ortega, Evelina "Lina"

State Representative Lina Ortega to host citizenship clinic to help residents with the naturalization process.
Una clínica de naturalización para ayudar a los residentes legales permanents obtener su ciudadanía.

El Paso, TX: State Representative Lina Ortega partners with the NALEO Education fund and local immigrant service providers to host a Citizenship Clinic on April 14th at Bowie High School. Legal Permanent Residents can take the final steps in naturalization during this free event, open to anyone residing in El Paso and its outlying areas. The first 50 people to qualify will be assisted.

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00am-¬ 11:00am Registration (required)
9:00am -¬ 3:00pm Application Processing
Bowie High School Cafeteria
801 S San Marcial Street
El Paso, TX 79905
**Free and Open to the Public**

*Lawyers will be on hand to pre-¬screen and do final check on naturalization applications with no charge
*Volunteers will help applicants go through N-¬400
*The District 77 team will help applicants complete a pre-¬qualification workshop before the event on April 13, 2017 from 9-¬5 in Suite 519 of the Cortez Building 310 N Mesa, El Paso, TX 79902
*Other local credit unions will be on hand to provide advice on financial services and/or small personal loans to pay for application.
*Our district office located at the Cortez Building, 310 N. Oregon, Suite 519, El Paso, TX 79901 will have registration packets on hand starting on April 3rd.¬citizenship
*District Representatives from the Office of Congressman O'Rourke will answer questions on case-work with this federal agency or other federal agencies.

On April 14 at Bowie High School from 9-¬11am, the office of State Rep Lina Ortega is hosting a free citizenship Clinic . Volunteers and immigration attorneys will assist you in completing the application for US Citizenship. Local Credit Unions will be available for financing. Pick up a pre-¬qualification packet at the District Office at the Cortez Building, 310 N Mesa beginning April 3. Contact the Representative’s Office at 915-¬351-¬4031 for information. Take advantage of this opportunity to get free assistance with the naturalization process.

Community Partners:

NALEO Educational Fund
NALEO Education Fund is the nation’s leading 501(c) (3) non-¬profit, non-¬partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services
A ministry of the Catholic Diocese of El Paso, Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services, Inc.(DMRS) is the only full-¬service immigration legal aid clinic serving low-¬income immigrants and refugees residing in the southwestern United States.

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center
Las Americas is a 30 year-¬old, homegrown, non-¬profit dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income immigrants, including refugees, victims of crime, and families seeking reunification. http://las-¬¬us/

Bowie High School
Bowie High School is one of the oldest operating high schools in El Paso, Texas and is part of the El Paso Independent School District. Founded in 1927, Bowie is located in the Chamizal neighborhood in the South Central part of the city. It lies within 100 yards of the Mexican border, not far from the Bridge of the Americas linking El Paso with Ciudad Juarez and El Paso's-¬lone national park, the Chamizal National Memorial.

El Paso Community Schools
The EPISD Community Schools Program hopes to develop high-¬functioning community
schools at four El Paso ISD campuses: Bowie High School, Guillen Middle School, Hart
Elementary Schools and Zavala Elementary School. The schools are located in the SegundoBarrio and Chamizal neighborhoods which have some of the highest indicators of social need in the city.

Xochitl Rodriguez

Contact Info


Capitol Address:
District Address:

Room E2.210

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0638

(512) 463-8908 Fax

310 N. Mesa, Suite 424

El Paso, Texas 79901

(915) 351-4031