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.
The main thing that’s kept Hing Fu and his family from trying to become U.S. citizens is the cost.
"We are below the poverty line at the moment," Fu said.
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.