Noan came to the United States in 2006. Although he came from Vietnam, he is not Vietnamese; instead, he belongs to a minority ethnic group known as the Montagnards. Because the Montagnards assisted the U.S. in the Vietnam war, they are subject to persecution and therefore have refugee status in the U.S.
In order to avoid arrest, Noan and his father lived in the jungle for two years, drinking sometimes contaminated water and eating mostly leaves, before finding their way to Cambodia and then to the U.S. Noan suffers from a hearing loss in both ears which traces back to lack of medical treatment during his childhood.
These are a few of the students who have studied at CLC and successfully passed the examination to become a U.S. citizen.
Way to go students!