On July 20th, Korean American Voters’ Council and Korean American Association of Fort Lee held the Naturalization Service in New Jersey. The 2010 interns came up with the incentive to prepare the service when they saw that many Koreans did not have citizenship and wanted help in their naturalization process, during the voter registration drives.
19 Koreans visited the ceremony and were educated about naturalization. Also at the ceremony was Dennis McNerney, the County Executive of Bergen County, and Jason Kim, the Councilman of Palisades Park.
Andrew Kim, the president of Korean American Association of Fort Lee, was surprised at the number of people who called or visited, which was more than he thought there would be. He said that educational program regarding the naturalization process needs to be made customary.
Korean American Voters’ Council will hold the naturalization program from the day of the ceremony to August 6th.