Free citizenship workshop in Hayward

(KTSF by Hellas Leung)

A free citizenship workshop was held at Chabot College in Hayward on Saturday.

About 160 people had pre-registered for the event which was presented by several non-profit organizations including the East Bay Naturalization Collaborative.

The lawyers at the event helped low-income people fill out application forms and waiver forms for the $680 application fee.

Goon Sim Lau, who has been living in the U.S. for almost twenty years, never applied for naturalization.

“English is the main barrier,” Lau said in Cantonese.

But she is giving it a try today with some help.

Lau has already read the 100 questions in the naturalization test and will do her best to study as much as she can.

A similar workshop will be held in Fremont on April 28.

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