Verizon Stories: Justin Tanner & The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!)

Victor Sanchez-Chacon was born without the ability to hear or speak in Mexico, where he spent most of his childhood before moving to Alabama at age 15, becoming a lawful permanent resident.

After nearly 20-years, Victor was able to apply for citizenship after his wife discovered a medical exemption for him. The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!) provided them with the legal immigration services they needed to file the proper paperwork, and helped to navigate through the medical exemption process. With the help of their legal immigration services Victor fully realized his lifelong dream of becoming a legal U.S. citizen on January 31, 2022.

¡HICA! is a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latinx families in Alabama through culturally specific, bilingual Spanish/English services.

Verizon is proud to support ¡HICA!, and their Citizenship & Immigration program, which helps support individuals just like Victor in their goals of becoming full U.S. citizens.


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