Charlotte workshop on citizenship http://wfae.org en Charlotte Groups Team Up To Help Legal Immigrants Become Citizens http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-groups-team-help-legal-immigrants-become-citizens <p>About 100 immigrants in Charlotte took a big step toward becoming U.S. citizens Sunday. They’re all legal residents. And as part of a national campaign, three local groups teamed up at UNC Charlotte to help them apply for citizenship.</p><p>The main thing that’s kept Hing Fu and his family from trying to become U.S. citizens is the cost.</p><p>"We are below the poverty line at the moment," Fu said.</p><p>He's a senior at UNC Charlotte. He and his mom emigrated from Hong Kong more than a decade ago, and his stepdad is from Mexico.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:31:22 +0000 Michael Tomsic 17373 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Groups Team Up To Help Legal Immigrants Become Citizens