Spreading the word for new lawful permanent residents

The Rev. Joseph Oloimooja (far right), rector of Christ the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Los Angeles, addresses March 21 forum at L.A. Downtown Library to recount his recent experience of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen working through Interfaith Refugee & Immigration Services (IRIS), an agency of the Diocese of Los Angeles. Listening (from left) are Nasim Khansari of Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Elisa Sequira of the National Assn. of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Linda Lopez of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Martin Zogg of the International Rescue Committee. Attended by some 40 local media and community representatives, the forum focused on encouraging the more than 3.4 million eligible lawful permanent residents in California to begin the naturalization process.


 Kenya-born Oloimooja spoke with reporters