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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Hundreds of green card holders attended a workshop in Dallas Saturday as a way to get closer to obtaining U.S. citizenship status.

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The mega-citizenship workshop was held at the Consulate General of Mexico in Dallas.

Lawyers were at the event to help applicants fill out documents and provide legal advice.

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“I want to vote. I want to take better benefits. I want to represent my family,” said attendee Norma Montoya.

With help from attorneys, many people left the workshop with a completed applications.

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The next step they will take will be to mail the application to immigration services to further process their goal of becoming U.S. citizens.