Last week, Rosalinda, a 26-year-old native of Guatemala, gained US Citizenship through JFS’s Citizenship Assistance, a program within our Immigrant & Resettlement services. In preparation for her citizenship exam, Rosalinda studied semi-weekly with JFS intern Julia Convery. After passing the exam, Rosalinda called Julia to share the good news and thank her for her help. Convery noted, “The call made my day! It was amazing to see the fruit of our labor, and I’m so happy for Rosalinda and her family!” Rosalinda later added, “Pues para mi es importante ser parte de este pais y tambien poder votar y poder viajar con mas facilidad y vivir sin temor,” which can be translated to, “It’s important to me to be a part of this country, to be able to vote, to travel more easily, and to live without fear.”

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