• Rocio Ascensio

    May 10, 2017 | Participant Stories

    Rocio’s Experience in Her Own Words The following is the transcript of a speech Rocio Ascensio gave to our call-in volunteers during the 2015 call-in training to thank them for their efforts. “Last year in April (2014), my friend was watching Univision and she saw the information about the CUNY/Daily News Campaign.  She remembered that […]

  • Ana Mejia

    May 10, 2017 | Participant Stories

    Ana’s Experience in Her Own Words The following is the transcript of a speech Ana Mejia gave to our call-in volunteers during the 2016 call-in training to thank them for their efforts. “Growing up I dreamed of going to college to become a psychologist. Due to my lack of immigration status and lack of knowledge, […]

  • Magella Phillip

    February 18, 2016 | Participant Stories

    While watching ABC7, Magella Phillip found the help she needed to became a U.S. citizen through CUNY Citizenship Now!.

  • Carolina Solano

    April 9, 2015 | Participant Stories

    Brooklyn mom of three Carolina Solano became a U.S. citizen this spring — swearing an oath of allegiance in federal court — thanks largely to a call placed to the Daily News a year ago.

  • Althea Angus

    April 9, 2015 | Participant Stories

    Althea is a Jamaican immigrant who is an avid reader of “Immigration Answers,” the New York Daily News column written by Director of CUNY Citizenship Now, Allan Wernick. In 2011, after reading his column, Althea learned about the Annual CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-In.

  • Carlos Reyes

    April 9, 2015 | Participant Stories

    Carlos Reyes came to the United States nine years ago with his wife and children. He has since worked in construction. Last year, work slowed down. However, he had his heart set on applying for his citizenship.

  • Emma Dyer

    April 9, 2015 | Participant Stories

    “(…) It is thanks to [the CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in volunteers and staff] that I am here today, proud of being a United States citizen.

  • Norma Dore

    April 18, 2012 | Participant Stories

    Watch an interview with Norma Dore, a CUNY/Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in Caller. (In Spanish)

  • Diana Zambrano

    April 9, 2011 | Participant Stories

    The Flushing cosmetician called the Daily News-CUNY Citizenship NOW! hotline two years ago and became a citizen just in the nick of time to sponsor her son Sergio back in Colombia.