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CUNY Citizenship Now! at Medgar Evers College

The Immigration Center under the auspices of the CUNY Citizenship NOW! project at Medgar Evers College (CUNY) offers free legal immigration services to the immigrant community. In addition, the Center provides assistance to the community with Naturalization; Relative Petitions; Adjustment of Status; Consular Processing; Certificates of Citizenship; Replacement of Lost/Damaged Immigration Documents; and Diversity Lottery entries. The Center also offers consultations on all immigration related issues, information and referrals, free pictures for applications, and Bilingual services (Spanish). The Center has been fully operational under the leadership of the CUNY CITIZENSHIP NOW! project since November of 2009. Citizenship Now! operates six other Centers within CUNY campuses. The leadership team is headed by the Director, Professor Allan Wernick and Deputy Director, James McGovern the Center staff consists of an attorney,  one  senior paralegal, one administrative assistant, and the Director of  the Immigration Center, Ms. Vera Weekes, who is a senior paralegal and BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals) Accredited Representative. Location: 1150 Carroll Street, Rm. 226, Brooklyn, NY 11225 Tel: 718 270-6292, e-mail:;