I’m A US Citizen Now

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A few days ago, I became a US citizen. Having first entered the country with a work permit in 2000, only my persistent French accent and lack of passion for baseball or football remind me of my “alien status.” Well, of course, this status also brings no rights to vote, participate in a jury, or run for federal office, as well as the uncertainty that authorities could revoke my right to work and stay in the country.



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