US Citizen workshop held in Fresno

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A workshop aimed at getting Latinos to become citizens so they can vote was held Saturday at Roosevelt High School. (KFSN)

A workshop aimed at getting Latinos to become citizens so they can vote was held Saturday at Roosevelt High School.

The group who hosted the event says local Latinos have renewed interest in citizenship right now because they want to cast their ballot in the presidential election.

Attendees were given help with filling out naturalization paperwork and explained the process of becoming a US citizen.

"Today we have some resources like the citizen flash cards, citizenship test, we have attorneys here who can do a final review of applications pro bono," Samuel Molina with Mi Familia Vota. "So, they are actually going to take their time out today which we appreciate for them to go over these applications give them a good final review so people can submit their applications hopefully by today."

About 100 people showed up for the free seminar and workshop.

The application fee to become a citizen was also discussed along with warnings about scams that lure many into the hopes of naturalization for thousands of dollars.
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