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Volunteer Attorneys and Interpreters Helping People Become U.S. Citizens

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PASCO, Wash-- In Pasco volunteers from all over the Northwest helped immigrants apply to be U.S. citizens. It's part of the Washington New Americans program.

People got free legal advice on their naturalization applications. They say voting rights, safety, and job opportunities are just some of the perks to being a citizen. More than a hundred people came to the event.

The program's organizer says thousands of residents in our state are eligible.

"This is that chance for them to really step out and start that process with volunteer attorneys and paralegals to make sure they get off on the right foot," said Erin Haick, Organizer.

Citizenship Day started in Washington in 2006, now 25 states have at least one Citizenship Day throughout the year.

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