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What It Means To Be a U.S. Citizen

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign . . . state or sovereignty  . . . ; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the … Continue reading

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Rene Astudillo: My 22-Year Path to U.S. Citizenship

Rene Astudillo delivered this as an Opening Statement at a panel on Immigration held August 11, 2011 at the Annual National Convention of the Asian American Journalists Association, Detroit, MI. It is published on 8Asians with permission. On January 27 … Continue reading

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The Long Path to Citizenship for Asian Americans

In my small sampling of friends and relatives, which includes my parents and a close friend who is South Asian American, all of whom were immigrants to the United States, it seems obtaining U.S. citizenship hasn’t been a top priority … Continue reading

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