Refugee and Immigration Services
“When he found out he passed, he fell to his knees and thanked God."
Raoul came to the United States with his wife and three children as refugees. Like many persecuted people, Raoul suffered from post-traumatic stress and found it extremely hard to keep a job. They connected with Catholic Charities' Refugee and Immigration Services, where they created a plan of action. Raoul began by improving his English language and literacy skills. Working toward citizenship was another important goal to ease stress. We found a volunteer tutor to personalize his studying needs. Raoul and his tutor worked long and hard to prepare for the citizenship exam, while one of our pro bono immigration attorneys helped to complete his immigration forms. Our attorney accompanied Raoul to his final portion of the test, and he passed! At the end of 2019, Raoul attended the Citizenship Ceremony with his family there to cheer him on.
Learn more about our Refugee and Immigration Services.