Mexican School to Offer American Citizenship Course for Locals

Mayra Moreno, KENS 5 (San Antonio), February 4, 2014

Its never been done before in south Texas. A well-known Mexican university is offering its first course to become an American citizen.

The National Autonomous University of Mexico is hoping to begin as soon as next week. The university’s satellite branch is located at 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way.

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“We’re really excited to be offering more resources for the community,” said Jake Pacheco, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, UNAM.

UNAM, as its known, is a university based out of Mexico City. Pacheco said the university is taking its first step to prepare locals to become American citizens.

“It’s important to educate the community to give them that strength that power,” said Pacheco.

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It will all be taught by trained professionals from the university. UNAM hopes to ease students into the process and steer them away from a situation where they may be taken advantage of.

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The instructors are bilingual. Halfway through the course, students will sit down with an inspector from the U.S.C.I.S for a mock interview.

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The course will be offered every Tuesday from February 11th to April the 15th. Class is from 6am to 9pm. Its a 30 hour course costing $110.

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