Plano Citizenship Workshop features multilingual immigration attorneys

Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable is hosting a citizenship workshop for non-citizens interested in learning about the process of becoming US citizens.

The free workshop will feature lectures about citizenship and naturalization at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Sockwell Center at 6301 Chapel Hill Blvd.

Non-citizens can learn about applying for citizenship, eligibility, how and when to apply and the benefits of applying for citizenship, said Dinesh Pai, Plano Multicultural Outreach Roundtable co-chair.

FBI officials will share information about how background checks work when applying for a U.S. citizenship. Attendees can hear about immigration and naturalization policies and also learn about nonprofit organizations that offer English language classes to help them better understand the citizenship process.

“There will be presentations and lectures on citizenship followed by one-on-one sessions with immigration attorneys,” Pai said. “The participants are not obligated to divulge their immigration status if they choose not to.”

Multilingual immigration attorneys will be available for Spanish, Chinese and Arabic speaking audience members.