March 5, 2020

Tips for the 2020 Census from a Census worker

I was a Census worker for the 2010 Census. The 2020 Census is starting soon, and I have some tips for newcomers. The USA has a census every 10 years. The census is a survey that will show the government where the US population is and how to distribute public funds. How the Census works ... Read more

February 20, 2020

My citizenship interview

Last year, I decided to apply for citizenship. Months after applying, I was invited for a citizenship interview. After I sent in my application, the next step was my biometrics appointment. At the appointment, I gave my fingerprints and signature and had my photograph taken. Then I waited. It was 7 months before I received a notification ... Read more

January 17, 2020

The GED exam gave me a second chance at the American Dream

My name is Jeanna and I am an immigrant. When I moved to the United States, I was 6 months away from graduating high school. My family and I had waited a long time for this moment.  I naively thought I was just going to be able to finish school in the USA. But I ... Read more

December 20, 2019

Gratitude from a new American

My name is Ekhlas Ahmed and I am a genocide survivor from Darfur, Sudan. Leaving my homeland was one of the hardest things that I have ever done in my life. I left the place where I called home, the place that held all my dreams and secrets, but I didn’t realize that until now. ... Read more