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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Sep 25, 2013

More than 60 immigrants were assisted by 12 lawyers in filing naturalization petitions Saturday during “Become a Citizen Now” workshops sponsored by the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Legal Aid Society and the mayor’s New Americans Advisory Council. Forty volunteers — including a dozen law students from Vanderbilt University Law School — assisted applicants in completing forms, with experienced attorneys responsible for the screening of applicants for their eligibility for naturalization and for final review of the completed forms. Mayor Karl Dean attended the event and spoke to participants filing for citizenship, saying: “You make our city a better place, a richer place. The city is proud of you.”