East Bay residents receive citizenship help

on February 24, 2016

More than 70 East Bay residents attended this weekend’s Citizenship Workshop held at Richmond’s Catholic Charities. The workshop, held Saturday morning, is one of a monthly series held by 9 local non-profit organizations, including the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Centro Legal de la Raza and the International Institute of the Bay Area.

Attendees received help determining if they were eligible for citizenship and, if they were, volunteers helped them fill out a citizenship application.

Christopher Martinez, chief program officer for Catholic Charities, said more than 100,000 people in the East Bay are eligible for citizenship.

“We have a lot of work to do,” he said.

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