Your support gives freedom to immigrants like Muna

Muna knows exactly what she likes best about becoming an American citizen.

“The freedom,” she says. “I love this country very much.”

That freedom is very important for an immigrant from war-torn Syria, but the path to it was slow and difficult. When she enrolled at The ILC, Muna had to learn English as well as study for the civics exam. She was very nervous, unable to sleep or eat before her interview on October 18. “My heart was boom-boom-boom,” she says.

Thankfully, Muna had worked hard with The ILC teachers and volunteers. She got every civics question right and her interviewer told her that she was very well-prepared. She took the oath of citizenship that afternoon.

The freedom is Muna’s favorite part of becoming a citizen, but it’s not the only thing she’s excited about. Now that she has her citizenship, she can apply for her children to join her in the United States. Thank you for your support, which reunites families like Muna’s and gives them the freedom that everyone deserves.

Diane Portnoy
Founder and CEO
The Immigrant Learning Center, Inc.

Update on The ILC students Quang and Van

Headshot of QuangLast month, we highlighted the story of Quang and Van, a couple who became citizens together after studying at The ILC. After that newsletter went out, they decided to donate to The ILC in gratitude for the support they received. “I want to help another new immigrant at ILC the same [as] us,” says Van.

The ILC is immensely grateful for the generosity of our former students, who are charged no tuition or fees for their classes.

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