Texas AFT clinics help residents complete the path to full citizenship

A man with mask helps a seated woman with paperwork
Local union members pitched in to help candidates for citizenship.

AFT Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus in blue union t-shirt reading to students
AFT Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus reads to students.

This month our Rio Grande Valley local unions held educational workshops and a final Citizenship Clinic to help area residents become U.S. citizens. More than 160 residents took part in the clinic. Participating locals included AFT chapters for McAllen, Edinburg, PSJA, La Joya, and Brownsville. The effort follows another successful clinic earlier this year in Houston.

AFT Executive Vice President Evelyn DeJesus also was on hand for a tour of area schools in McAllen, La Joya, Edinburg, and Pharr—part of AFT’s Back to School for All campaign and tour promoting safety in the pandemic. DeJesus, Texas AFT President Zeph Capo, and local leaders handed out free books and school supplies to students at the schools.

Four students sit on the floor, masked, displaying their new books they received
Students received new books.