Cross Posted from stikNstein
To be an American….you need to go by the rules. You can do it you know.
If you’re not too lazy, If you love the Country, If you believe in what America stands for. America will welcome you with open arms.
From the LATimes
Take Sona Babai for example…
She became an American last Wednesday in Pamona California. She said she wanted to naturalize as a sign of gratitude to America for embracing her children.
Sona is from a rural village in Iran and came to America 6 years ago on a green Card obtained for her by her son. She was married off when she was 12, hid in a well when her village was raided and holds a dim view of the Islamic revolution. Many of her relatives have been killed.
“America is a big umbrella that lets a lot of people underneath to be safe,” Babai said in her native Azari language, which was translated by her son, Antoine Babai. “Because of the good hearts of American people, I want to be part of them.”
(Sona) managed to obtain waivers excusing her from the English and civic tests required of most prospective citizens. Immigration officials apparently didn’t mind…..She’s sharp as a tack, has 20-20 vision, and doesn’t need a hearing aide, and Sona sailed through her interview with immigration officials — telling them, among other things, that she would bear arms to defend the United States.
Asked what she would do as a new citizen, she replied:“I’m an American. I’m going to vote.”
“By becoming a citizen, I can show to the world that it is never too late to give back.”…….Her slow walk to the front of the cavernous hall, stooped but steady, unassisted except for a cane, caused the crowd to burst into applause and cheers.
Oh, by the way…
Sona is 105 She doesn’t NEED a reason to vote.
Sona…Welcome to America!
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