Friday, January 20, 2006

Emergency Health Alert for the Newark Immigration Building

Emergency Health Alert! for the immgration building at 970 Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey.

With freezing temperatures and dangerously high winds, waiting outdoors to get into a building can be dangerous to your health. Anyone visiting 970 Broad Street for immigration interviews, naturalization appointments, or immigration court should take severe precautions.

On January 19th, people had to wait nearly 2.5 hours (one person waited around 2 hours and 15 minutes) in a long line while there was frigid weather and high winds. Some people were on the verge of passing out.

That day, the guards made an exception for people trying to attend immigration court if they had proof of the court date with them. Some of those people only had to wait around 30 minutes in the frigid weather.

Please guard your health. It is also a good idea to practice for your immigration interviews by standing outside for 2 hours before trying to take a sample naturalization exam or answer questions about your immigration status. Make sure how well you answer questions inside the building does not suffer from waiting hours in the freezing cold.


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