CBS KEPR-TV -- Citizenship Day

PASCO, Wash. -- Across the state, between 180,000 and 200,000 people are eligible to apply for citizenship, but only about ten percent of those people become citizens each year.

Washington New Americans held a free legal clinic in honor of Citizenship day to help eligible legal permanent residents through the process.

People of all ages gathered to get good advice and hands on assistance with their citizenship applications.

"It's a really complicated process and if people don't get good legal advice , it can be kind of a risky process for them too, so a lot of people will just hesitate to even apply," said Washington New Americans' Lilly Hankins.

Watch KEPR's video report on Citizenship Day here!

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