Houston Landing: One Percent for America borrower shares immigration, citizenship journey

August 14th, 2023

 Jessica Mejía Ramírez immigrated to the United States in 2012 from Colombia after a family tragedy. Mejía, 37, established a life in Texas with her husband, a U.S. citizen. The couple have a son, and she hopes she can share the same US citizenship with them after all these years. 

The fees to apply for citizenship were holding her back. She applied for a loan with One Percent for America, a nonprofit sponsored by BlueHub Capital working to remove financial barriers to citizenship. She was immediately approved and submitted her application for US citizenship. 

Mejía said she is forever grateful for One Percent for America. She can’t wait until she becomes a citizen after being here for nearly 11 years. 

“In this country, when you want something, just go for it and do it,” Mejía said in Spanish.

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