Dozens of People Attended Citizenship Workshop

The free event offered assistance for interested residents completing applications to become American citizens.

More than 120 people showed up last Saturday at La Puente, for a aimed at helping those interested in obtaining their naturalization as American citizens.

The event, organized by Assemblymember Róger Hernández along with the Coalition for Human and Immigration Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) and the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), attracted more than 120 personas.

Organizers were helping residents of the 57th District, which includes Baldwin Park, to complete applications and answer questions needed to become American citizens.

It is estimated that almost 137,000 people in the San Gabriel Valley are eligible to become citizens, a number that represents almost 20 percent of eligible residents in Los Angeles County.

CHIRLA holds similar workshops regularly at its Los Angeles headquarters for those interested in taking this step. More information can be found at www.chirla.org.

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