For #NewDonorTuesday we hope you’ll give a gift to ILC for the first time.
Your donation allows our staff to help our immigrant neighbors gain legal status and earn their rights under our laws to work and contribute to our community.
naturalized Citizen Votes for the First time
In 2020, because of ILC’s work and advocacy, Raul Ambriz was able to vote for the first time as an American citizen!
Raul immigrated to the United States from Jalisco, Mexico. After 32 years of living in the United States with his Lawful Permanent Residence status, Raul was encouraged by ILC Paralegal and DOJ-Accredited Representative Ruth Maldonado to apply for Citizenship.
With his citizenship established, Raul went to the polls with his granddaughter and was able to cast his vote for the first time.
"I feel safer... I feel protected." This Roberto's Story
Roberto, a young client, came to the United States to seek refuge and to reunite with his mother after being abandoned by his father.
Our attorneys helped Roberto file for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status which allowed him to obtain his “green card” or lawful permanent resident card. Roberto became the first in his family to graduate high school and earn a full scholarship to attend college.
He is now a senior studying the in College of Education, he intends to teach in a dual language early childhood program so he can work with children with similar stories and to inspire them to work towards the same success.
Do Good Week
Your support for our immigrant neighbors during Do Good Week helps us continue to provide high quality legal immigration services, education and advocacy, allowing us to empower immigrants to live with confidence and free from fear.