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What it Feels Like to Obtain Citizenship
By LUPE, December 16, 2013

“It is like a dream, like when you are drowning and all of a sudden someone saves you.”

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Esther Garza poses with her children after becoming a U.S. citizen. Help us prepare more new citizens by making a contribution today.

Those words were spoken last week by LUPE member Esther Garza when she and other LUPE members were celebrated for achieving U.S. citizenship. Esther is one of almost 300 immigrants that LUPE helped achieve citizenship this year.

“You feel that peace, that happiness, that tranquility, to walk, to dream, to say, here’s my family, we are free.”

That is what it means to obtain U.S. citizenship for the millions of immigrants currently living in the U.S. While millions of immigrants have no viable option to fix theirs immigration status, the people that do have an option can rely on LUPE to help them through the process.

Help us continue to help immigrants reach the American Dream. Donate $5 to LUPE today.

Our U.S. Citizenship Opportunity Program offers free classes and low-cost services that assist immigrants that are ready and able to make a deeper commitment to the United States as their home. The program offers free U.S. Government classes, and reading and writing in English as preparation for the Naturalization examination. Our knowledgeable and accredited service providers help potential new citizens navigate the often complex process at a price that low income immigrants can afford.

“I hope that this organization will always advocate for people that are so much in need of this American Dream.”

Our low-cost and free services are made possible by our 7,000 members who each contribute a little so that everyone can benefit. You can help our members do more by donating toward La Union del Pueblo Entero. A small donation can go a long way.

Help us help more immigrants like Esther reach the American Dream. Donate $5 to LUPE today.

La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) is a community organization based in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. More posts


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