This week, the Center for Immigration Law, Policy and Justice held its first Citizenship Class in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum. We were able to reach out to the Rutgers community and the greater Newark community, so its residents would benefit from these classes. There was a students, from Mexico all the way to China and from young adults attending college to older adults with established careers. The mix of people in the class reflects the make up of this country.
The New-York Historical Society takes a historical approach to the classes. They not only teach students the questions on the citizenship exam, but the historical substance to that material as well. The classes are such a hit that we are still currently signing people up. The Center hopes to hold future classes to ease the transition of people in the community in passing their citizenship exam when they apply for United States Citizenship.