b'New citizens of the United States! Nuevos ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos!MAKINGEven documented residents have felt the chill of immigration sentiment in U.S. CITIZENSHIPrecent years, says Corina Rodriguez, Puentes Director for Health and ACHIEVABLE Community Development.Araseli Rico Villareal has been aI am overwhelmed with joy whenpermanent resident since 1986, whenI see individuals after their she and her husband gained amnestynaturalization ceremonies. There is under President Ronald Reagansa special glow in their faces, she Immigration Reform and Control Act.says. They can now affirm this is in Her American children went tofact their land.Coastside schools and grew upPuentes citizenship program offers speaking English. But she nevercommunity members one-on-one thought about becoming a U.S. citizencitizenship tutoring sessions with local herselfthat is, until President Donaldvolunteers, along with partial scholar-Trump was elected. ships or zero-interest loans to cover the $725 government application fee. Nineteen people wereSince 2009, Puente has helped file 56 supported to apply or prepareU.S. citizenship applications and to become U.S. Citizens. provided tutoring to 98 participants.I wasnt sure if he was going toVillareal passed her citizenship test allow legal residents to be here, and Iand was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in wanted to make that permanent, she2018. Her twin sister is now in the says. She reached out to Puente toprocess of applying, too.help her apply for citizenship.14'