In the state of Nevada, where a similar law was passed, 90% of the immigrants who applied for licenses failed to pass the test or meet the necessary criteria.
To help the immigrant community of the Hartford Archdiocese learn more about the new law and prepare for the application process, OCSJM has developed an educational program. Through the efforts of Arturo Iriarte, Parish Social Ministry Coordinator, volunteer leader Ana Landskron and the Immigration Leadership Team, the office has trained over 50 parish leaders to present a 5-week course of study which addresses literacy and language challenges as well as preparation for the written exam.
To date, seventeen parishes have offered an overview and training for their leaders, and leaders in fourteen parishes are currently offering the full 5-week program in their communities.
For more information on this program, contact Arturo Iriarte or call (203) 777-7279.