Big Names Lending Assistance With Citizenship NOW! Immigration Hotline

Get your questions about immigration and citizenship ready!

Phone lines will be open Monday morning starting at 10 a.m. for the 14th CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! immigration hotline.

A long list of local and national dignitaries — including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer, Gov. Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Timothy Cardinal Dolan — are set to visit the hotline headquarters at Guttman Community College in Manhattan this week.

Organizers of the yearly call-in are preparing to help thousands during the campaign, which runs from Monday through Friday.

More than 400 volunteers — supervised by experienced attorneys — will be answering calls and giving free and confidential citizenship and immigration information between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

They will refer callers to organizations in their area that can help them in person with their applications for free or at a low cost.

Attorney and Baruch College Prof. Allan Wernick, who runs the immigration legal services program at CUNY and writes a twice-weekly immigration column in the Daily News, said that there is still time before November’s presidential election for permanent residents to become citizens and register to vote.

But there isn’t much time to spare.

“If you apply by the end of May, there’s a substantial chance you will be able to vote,” Wernick said.

By ERICA PEARSON for NY daily News
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