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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A workshop was held Saturday afternoon in Jonesboro to help people become naturalized citizens.

Permanent residents were taught by members of the community how to fill out the application.

Mireya Reith is the executive director for Arkansas United Community Coalition and said one out of every 5 Hispanic permanent residents in Arkansas is eligible to become naturalized.

Volunteers like Maria Muñoz, shared why they were a part of AUCC.

"If someone can't fill out an application or doesn't know how to, they have the resources here and they need to take advantage of that," said Muñoz.

The event differed from previous ones because they offered information on DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. DACA legalizes undocumented high school students and allows them to attend college as residents.

Muñoz told Region 8 News she was strongly motivated to be a part of the organization that helps educate Hispanics on what they can do in both English and Spanish.

"[Mireya] really wants everyone to get involved and to speak out for those immigrants who can't make their voice be heard."

For more information on DACA, you can click here.

If you want to learn more on the Arkansas United Community Coalition you can click here.

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