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Group Offers Free Citizenship Assistance

The campaign is offering free help for people going through the application process.

By Diana Guevara and Sarah Grieco
|  Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012  |  Updated 5:45 PM PDT
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Group Offers Free Citizenship Assistance

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Jorge and Alexa Narvaez appear on YouTube performing an acoustic cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep." Jorge is applying to become a U.S. citizen through the group You Are America.

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Group Offers Free Citizenship Assistance

A workshop was held in San Diego Tuesday to assist people who wish to become U.S. citizens. The campaign, funded by San Diego Naturalization Collaborative, featured YouTube sensation Jorge Narvaez, who appeared on The Ellen Show after he sang with his daughter on YouTube videos.
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A series of workshops across San Diego will help assist people who are eligible to become U.S. citizens.

The "You Are America" campaign is a project of the San Diego Naturalization Collaborative through the Equality Alliance Center in North Park. The campaign is offering free help for people going through the application process.

One of the people utilizing the program’s help is YouTube sensation Jorge Narvaez, who appeared on The Ellen Show after he sang with his daughter on YouTube videos.

“It's very, very important for me to become a citizen and that's a huge, huge milestone,” he said. “I mean I can't explain in words how that's gonna change my life.”

According to Andrea Guerrero with the Equality Alliance, Narvaez is just one of at 150,000 immigrants in San Diego County eligible for citizenship.

For more information on the workshops, visit the campaign's website www.YouAreAmerica.org
 

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