With Compassion As Her Guide
For immigrants seeking legal help in Grand Island, Nebraska, Carmen Corona is a lifeline. As a former volunteer turned full-time staff member, Corona works at Saint Mary’s Immigration Program, founded in 2007 as a ministry of Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Many clients come to her overwhelmed with fear. They have often been taken advantage of as they work to obtain citizenship. But Corona’s compassion has changed all that. With great sensitivity and skill, she has built trust among the immigrant community. In the midst of their fear, she witnesses to God’s providence while modeling good citizenship. Touched by her generosity and concern, her clients participate fully in the life of the community and the Church as they become naturalized citizens.