How I Finally Became a U.S. Citizen Amid the Pandemic

How I Finally Became a U.S. Citizen Amid the Pandemic

taking-the-american-oath-in-a-maskWhen I first read the email, I thought it was a mistake. “This is a reminder that you have been scheduled for you[r] Citizenship Oath,” it said. For years, I had been dreaming of finally taking the oath to become a U.S. citizen, but I hadn’t received any kind of notice about the ceremony from the government since applying last December. The day before, May 25, I had moved from Austin to Laredo to start a new job with Texas Public Radio, so maybe I had missed something in the mail.  I stopped unpacking in my new Laredo apartment to call my mom and ask her if I had received anything from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at our house in Austin. Sure enough,…View Original Post

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