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Workshop helps those looking to gain U.S. Citizenship

4 years 6 months 4 weeks ago Saturday, April 18 2015 Apr 18, 2015 April 18, 2015 5:12 PM April 18, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc, Caroline McDougall

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.

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