Tuesday, October 27

Tag: San Jose City College

American Dream Department, Silicon Valley Style
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American Dream Department, Silicon Valley Style

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—Hours after organizers planned to wind down Citizenship Day 2016 on Saturday at San Jose City College, dozens of would-be citizens still stood in a 60-foot queue that began at the glass doors of the school’s Main Gym and passed through a central campus plaza. Those waiting anticipated the free advice and application assistance of a volunteer team of immigration experts and attorneys, who sat inside the gym, with pens and pencils and big, multilingual brains, at dozens of long folding tables aligned end-to-end in rows across the gym floor. Earlier in the day, Rocio Zamora, 27, waited in the same line with her 7- and 5-year-old daughters. Dressed in pink, with her face carefully made up, she speaks in Spanish. Her husband and children are already U....