Workshop helps those looking to gain U.S. Citizenship
BATON ROUGE - Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge offered a helping hand to those immigrants looking to pledge their allegiance to the United States.
It's the fourth year the organization has hosted a workshop to assist legal immigrants in the lengthy process of gaining U.S. Citizenship.
Volunteers were there to help guide more than a dozen applicants through the 20 plus page citizenship application. A handful of attorneys were also present to offer legal guidance.
"It teaches them definitely self sufficiency, and it's a free event where they can also have limited legal advice," said Ashley Idiaquez, from Catholic Charities of Baton Rouge.
A citizenship test is the next step once the applications are submitted.