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Adolfo Carrillo (cq) and his daughter, Zoyla Carrillo (cq) participate in a citizenship class at the Woodbury Library in Denver on August 30, 2007. Mr. Carrillo has been living in Denver for over 17 years, and was talked into taking these classes by his daughters. He laughs when asked to come up to the board for an exercise as part of his class. In the background, a series of portraits, part of the Cesar Chavez Hall of Fame, depict (from left) such people as Lena L. Archuleta (cq), member of the Denver Public Library Commission, Ruben Valdez (Cq), the First Latino Speaker of the House, and Polly Baca (cq), the first minority woman in the Colorado State Senate form part of the members of this hall of fame. Citizenship classes are filling up - fueled by anxieties and uncertainties over the immigration debate. This has prompted a record surge in citizenship applicaitons in Colorado. The Latina Initiative is among several local groups working to get legal residents signed up for ciitizenship classes and helping them get their paperwork in order to become U.S. citizens and eventually voters. (JAVIER MANZANO/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS) Adolfo Carrillo (cq) Zoyla Carrillo (cq)

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