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Posted on: September 27, 2021

North Miami Mayor Phillippe Bien-Amie and City Clerk Vanessa Joseph, Esq. to launch...

North Miami Mayor Phillippe Bien-Amie and City Clerk Vanessa Joseph, Esq. to launch North Miami’s first ever Citizenship Corner to encourage naturalization amongst residents

North Miami, FL – September 27, 2021

On September 17, 2021, our country celebrated the 235th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, and the American people also celebrated September 17, 2021 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, honoring the enduring contributions made by immigrants to the growth and success of the United States.

The City of North Miami is committed to supporting residents in their path to citizenship. In collaboration with Elected City Clerk Vanessa Joseph, Esq., Mayor Phillippe Bien-Aime launches North Miami’s first ever Citizenship Corner on September 28, 2021. This also day marks the celebration of National Voter Registration Day, bridging together the importance of naturalization to build a civically engaged citizenry. We invite media outlets and the public to join us in celebrating and commemorating this initiative starting at noon.

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime’s Citizenship Corner is a citywide initiative to raise awareness about the importance of citizenship. The goal is to create a space at the North Miami Public Library with resources to empower and support immigrants eligible for naturalization to become more civically, economically and socially engaged by becoming U.S. citizens.

Based on some political rhetoric, one might think that the arrival of immigrants to the United States is a threat to the country. However, for generations people from other lands have arrived in this area to escape persecution and exploitation in their native countries and to seek a better life for their families. Many await action by Congress so that they may begin a path to citizenship. Immigrants are a growing and vital part of our community, and as they successfully integrate into community life they become important cultural and economic contributors.

For further information, please contact: Vanessa Joseph 305-962-2789

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Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Communications Manager
305 895 9888, Ext. 12151
news@northmiamifl.gov

About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).


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