Citizenship Fair Helps 194 Future Americans
November 16, 2010
McGeorge's 2nd Annual Citizenship Fair on November 13, 2010, proved a popular, successful event as it assisted scores of immigrant attendees on the path to American citizenship.
"We served 194 persons, 91 of whom fully completed their applications and submitted them to NALEO, the National Association of Latino Elected Officials, for filing," said Professor Raquel Aldana, the director of the law school's Inter-American Program.
The event was supposed to run from 9:30 to 2 p.m., but people were already lined to greet immigration law professor Blake Nordahl when he arrived before 8 a.m. Aldana, Nordahl, and Dorothy Landsberg, the director of Clinical Studies at McGeorge, were the primary organizers of the day's agenda. Professors Kathleen Benton, Kathleen Friedrich and Jennifer Gibson worked as supervising attorneys. Assemblymember David Jones, the incoming California Insurance Commissioner, was among the speakers. Major co-sponsors of the event included Univision/Telefutura, NALEO Educational Fund, the League of Women Votes of Sacramento County, and several law student organizations.
Student volunteers included Heidi Abbass, Deirdre Abele, Michael Alfano, Joseph Atkin,, Dustin Bankston, Sara Bobbitt, Heather Boberg, Chuck Bonneau, Peter Borruso, Danielle Brown, Alexa Choi, Monica Cornejo, Ryan Coyne, Robert Curtis, Ari Etkes, Dennis Garcia, Chandni Grewal, Harjit Grewal and Agnes Gyorfi.
Also, Nathan Harpainter, Raheel Hayat, Nghi Huynh, Erin Katayama, Brandon Knoll, Peter Kyung, Daniel Lam, Brian Lopez, Steve Lopez, Sandra McCune, Nina Mandrussow, Andrew Miller, Melissa Miranda, Raissa Morris, Harprett Nakhwal, Anne Nguyen, Vannie Nguyen, Katie Oldham and Jeannette Orozco.
Also, Araceli Ontiveros, Angie Palmerin, Tom Preston, Sally Qi, Alisa Reinhardt, Kim Rosenberger, Beau Russell, Colin Scott, Jagadish Shrestha, Mariam Siddiqui, Justin Sweeney, Ashley Tanaka, Justin Tsai, Corey Thornhill, Phoebe Vu, Shaun Wahid, Scott Walker, Keir Wilkinson and Tamana Zhublawar.