A success story Saucedo Velazquez Family enjoy a trip to San Francisco’s Golden Gate.
(Left to Right) MARIA VELAZQUEZ, DAVID SAUCEDO, DANIEL SAUCEDO Y DAVID SAUCEDO
www.bilingualweekly.com (bw) SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY, CA – David Saucedo, was born 40 years ago in Michoacan Mexico. At age 2 his family decided to move to the U.S. were he learned English while keeping his ability to speak his native Spanish.
“My bilingual ability was one of two strong tools in my life,” shared Saucedo as he narrated how he an opportunity to be a tourist guide and hotel employee in Mexico. During his young adult life he met Maria Velazquez who became his wife and together they had two boys David and Daniel.
“Every year I had a slow tourist season, so I would visit California to generate revenues during the off season,” Saucedo explained that his legal status and English ability allowed him to comfortably work in a local wine company. Eventually, he became a naturalized U.S. Citizen and he dreamed of giving his children a similar opportunities to his — to have a dual citizenship and to have the ability to speak both languages (English and Spanish).
While he did not know how to go about bringing his family to the US in a legal manner; he did knew that financial sustainability was a important. Therefore, he worked hard several years and he contacted Catholic Charities Immigration Service for help.
“Catholic Charities is accredited by the Board of Immigration appeals to assist families with their process to become naturalized citizens,” explained Antonieta Carr, Case Manager at Catholic Charities. For the past 15 years the program has assisted thousands of families with their immigration questions and process. “We are able to asses families in the first interview and in most cases we are able to evaluate their probability of reaching their goal,” explained Carr as she caution everyone about scams that often occur in the community.
If you wish to learn about ways to become a US Citizen; Catholic Charities will be hosting a workshop on October
8 9, 2011 at St. Gertrudes Church. Or you may contact their offices at (209) 444-5910.
“Catholic Charities really helped me bring my family last year without too much hustle.” Concluded Saucedo.