CAMP FOSTER – A representative from the Immigration and Naturalization Service will conduct two workshops Friday on Okinawa for people needing information about becoming U.S. citizens.
Mary Cabiao, an INS officer for the Far East, is holding a three-hour meeting at the Keystone Theater on Kadena Air Base from 9 a.m. to noon. That will be followed by a session at the Camp Foster Community Center from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“This is a good chance for us to help some people resolve some issues regarding the naturalization process — who can apply, where to make your appeals — the nuts and bolts,” said Joseph Jackson, U.S. passport and naturalization liaison for Okinawa.
Jackson said he handles more than 25 naturalization cases per week on Okinawa.
“A lot of people put this off until the last minute, and then find out their foreign-born spouse doesn’t have the proper paperwork for living in the U.S.,” Jackson said. “This is our outreach to the folks out there, to give them a heads up on what they need.”