Will showcase civics, citizenship, other services

Time: March 19, 1 p.m.

Location: Catholic Charities Immigration Services, 987 Airway Court, Santa Rosa

Sponsors: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, San Francisco; Catholic Charities, Santa Rosa; and Petaluma Adult School

Registration: Catholic Charities, 707-578-600

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Catholic Charities, Santa Rosa and Petaluma Adult School will host a free information session at the Catholic Charities Immigration Services Office on March 19. The objective is to help immigrants better understand the naturalization process, including the content of the naturalization test, and to become familiar with free educational resources and materials available from the agency. Those who attend will also learn how to avoid being victimized by people not authorized to practice immigration law.

The public is invited, and USCIS personnel will be on hand to discuss the naturalization process step-by-step, and provide information about eligibility and residency requirements, application forms, fees, the background security check and processing times. Participants will also see sample questions from the new test, and will receive an overview of U.S. history and civic principles. Free educational materials will be handed out while supplies last.

Those who would like to attend should call to reserve space.