By Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state is asking veterans to help immigrants learn English and prepare for citizenship.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the initiative will match volunteering veterans with immigrants who want to become U.S. citizens. Participating veterans will help immigrants hone their English skills and administer practice citizenship tests.

The governor’s office says the program will help veterans learn new skills while continuing their service to the nation.

The initiative will be led by the state Office for New Americans, the Division of Veterans’ Affairs and the State Commission on National and Community Service.

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