Category: News
Published on 29 June 2017

A successful citizenship workshop in Kissimmee

Kissimmee, Fl - A successful citizenship workshop held on June 17 in the city of Kissimmee, Florida, which was attended by approximately 50 people. 

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This workshop took place at the public library, Buenaventura Lakes Library, to help residents of Kissimmee and its surrounding areas lose the fear of taking this significant step to consolidate their immigration status in the United States.

MIRA USA had the opportunity to serve its community through this workshop, which benefited several Hispanic residents who are in the process of applying for citizenship or are waiting for the interview.

The workshop lasted 4 hours, during which time the volunteers explained how they should present themselves the day of the interview, which documents to bring, and what requirements must are required to begin this process.

Accompanying the volunteers, was, the immigration officer Javier Tamayo informing about all the requirements to qualify as a candidate to obtain his US citizenship. Tamayo was answering questions and concerns that the participants had, to which he was able to respond with clarity based on his work experience with USCIS.

In the afternoon, they organized into groups with bilingual volunteers to review the questions on the N-400 form so they could hear the questions in English. Consequently, they studied the 100 civics questions more dynamically, using the cards with questions and answers in English.

At the end of this activity, the students had the opportunity to pass a simulacrum with our volunteers. The workshop concluded with the flag oath and the National Anthem of the United States.

Category: News
Published on 30 August 2016

MIRA USA offers a free workshop to lose the fear of taking the United States citizenship exam.

Margate, Florida - On Saturday 27 of August, a group of more than 30 people attended the workshop organized by MIRA USA titled "Prepare and lose the fear to present an examination of citizenship" that took place in the library Margate Catherine Young. A group of about 15 volunteers Miraistas specialized in the subject made the event possible.

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During the workshop, the participants become acquainted with what is expected, starting from the day in which they deliberately request for citizenship until the day they attend the naturalization ceremony.

The assistant attorney Mercy Perez and immigration attorney Raquel White gave a detailed lecture on the issues of eligibility, requirements, costs and exceptions of the naturalization process. Also in this segment, examples of cases where you would need legal assistance during the process were discussed. At the end of the presentation, participants received answers to their inquiries from the two experts.

Likewise, the bilingual volunteers organized the participants into small groups providing an opportunity for each attendee to practice responding and asking questions in English on the N-400 form. They also were able to study the civics questions to become prepared and thus lose the fear reassuring them for the important interview, and oral exam.

During the different points of the event, participants received practical advice to taking steps successfully towards the naturalization process and lose their fear during the interview. At the end of the seminar, there was a mock interview, which each of the assistants conducted with immigration officials actors and the event ended with the oath of allegiance to the United States and its national anthem.

Participants in the workshop showed their appreciation with MIRA USA for the event which allowed them to feel more confident and prepared to know what is needed to take this significant action in their lives. 

Category: News
Published on 03 November 2016

MIRA USA Held a Workshop to Help Lose the Fear of the Citizenship Test

Miami, FL- A group of Miraistas met in the afternoon on Saturday 22, October 2016 at the Community Center of Pinecrest with the goal of helping people who want to become United States Citizens to lose their fear of the citizenship exam. 

The workshop featured a presentation by a USCIS officer, Bertha Cassidy. She is in charge of community relations of USCIS and of an expert lawyer on immigration issues, Rasha Qumsiyeh, who explained in detail the requirements of the naturalization process, dispelled myths, fears and gave tips on how to avoid problems and mistakes during the application process including even on the time of the interview. They also gave the advice to ensure the welfare, success, security and ease in every step for the people who apply for this benefit. Attendees were also able to dismiss doubts during a questions and answers segment of the workshop. 

In the workshop participants also had the opportunity to practice answering inquiries of the naturalization form N-400 and the 100 civics questions as well, in addition to also learning how to ask questions during the interview process to lose the fear of taking the exam.

USCIS officer Bertha Cassidy conducted mock interviews with the attendees, who left without anxiety and enough preparation to take the citizenship test. 

This workshop is an event which MIRA USA continues to benefit the immigrant community to give them an opportunity for a better quality of life.

Category: News
Published on 25 July 2016

MIRA USA at the Festival of lotus flowers and water lilies

Washington, DC - MIRA USA received an invitation from Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to participate in the "Festival of lotus flowers and water lilies" in gratitude and demonstration of the results of MIRA USA planting on Earth Day. Our volunteers enjoyed the Festival with various activities that furthered the integration and strengthening of Miraistas with the community.

More than 25 volunteers participated in the festival with activities such as Origami crafts, showing of typical dances, fashion show, and other activities.

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Category: News
Published on 12 October 2016

MIRA USA at the Annual Fair Health Services in Walton Campus in the Bronx

MIRA USA is always a commitment to helping women. This year we became a part of the Annual Fair Health Services in Walton Campus in the Bronx, Held on Saturday, October 8, 2016

The fair was organized by "The International School of Liberal Arts" sponsored by "The Bronx Community Health Network," "The United Federation of Teachers" and the "Department of Education" to create a platform for educational health and preventive support for women.

During the health workshop, there were check up on diseases on women such as checking blood pressure and diabetes, student activities, raffles and prizes and other activities.

MIRA USA ensuring women's health.

Category: News
Published on 16 May 2016

National Bureau of Migration

United States - April 29, 2016, the Chancellery of the Government of Colombia, through embassies and others ascribed to the Colombian program of the embassy “Colombia NOS UNE”. The program conducted an open call to all organizations of Colombians living abroad who are found legally constituted and invited them to the development of the National Bureau of Migration, an area of open participation where they want to give a greater participation to Colombians who do not reside within the country. The main purpose of the Bureau is the modification of the law 1465 of 2011, which seeks that the Government protects them, defend, and help all those fellow citizens who are living abroad.

MIRA USA as a non-governmental organization formed by and for immigrants of all nationalities, on this occasion, as well as previous occasions MIRA USA has worked with the Ecuadorian government. this event was intended to accept the invitation of the Colombian Foreign Ministry and participate with Colombians at the first meeting for the formation of the National Bureau of Migration in Bogota, and several consulates of the country throughout the United States, several of our delegates were present among them Carlos Andrés López who was physically in the city of Bogotá, place chosen for the meeting.

 Among the conclusions that were reached this year, was an agreement to extend the participation of the greatest number of organizations and associations representing the Colombian community abroad. Also, widely expose the needs and challenges facing the Colombia nationals when they decide to live abroad, regardless of the motivation that led them to decide on a different country of origin.