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The Lending Circles That Pave the Way to Citizenship

“We really are thinking about what’s going to happen with immigration reform,” says Robert Annibale, head of Citi community development and microfinance, a philanthropic supporter of MAF. No matter when, and in what form, Congress figures out how to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship, the path will likely be complicated and costly. Community-based lending circles could be one way to transition eligible applicants into American life while at the same time building their financial capacity.”

by Sophie Quinton