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Citizenship: Nang’s Story


“Citizenship is very important. We became citizens so we can work and travel …and it can protect us.”

Nang came to the U.S. through a refugee camp in Thailand. At first, the transition was difficult. Her family didn’t speak English or understand how to make a life in the U.S.

Now, she volunteers at the Institute to help other members of her community achieve citizenship. Nang has two children, and hopes that her daughter will work with the United Nations someday to “help the refugee people.”

Nang was featured in our 2018 Annual Report.