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State Legislators Respond to Milwaukee Refugee Group Advocating Scholarship Expansion

State Legislators Respond to Milwaukee Refugee Group Advocating Scholarship Expansion

Pictured above: Legislators Larson and Sinicki agreed to draft legislation to expand access to education aid. With Ta Lah Aeet, center.

Four Wisconsin State Legislators welcomed a group of refugees from International Learning Center, a program of Neighborhood House of Milwaukee, in Madison last week on Feb. 10, 2015. The adult students met with legislators Chris Larson, Evan Goyke, Jonathan Brostoff, and Christine Sinicki to discuss expanding a key college aid program for minorities. The meeting was a powerful civics lesson for the adult students, many of whom come from countries that lack a functioning democracy, and a boost to their preparation for the rigorous US citizenship exam, and for those who heard their concerns. International Learning Center’s Citizenship program has been in existence since the 1980s and is accredited by the US Board of Immigration Appeals.