Yale grad helps other immigrants find a legal path to stay in the U.S.

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In her work as a volunteer advocate, Hong Tran has been helping immigrants get their American citizenship for three years now. Now the Yale grad hopes that she’ll soon become a citizen herself.

“I’m hoping to be a citizen in a couple of years. I’m very excited for that day when I can go to vote,” said 26-year-old Tran, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in 2010.

 Raised in a Saigon neighborhood that was teeming with crime and crushing poverty, Tran’s parents were among the millions that moved to the city as a result of the the Vietnam war.