This seems a rather appropriate picture to post today since, as of 3pm this afternoon, I am now a US Citizen. No more green cards for me. Come to that, currently no more travel for me since I can’t actually leave the country until I get a passport. Oh well…
My naturalization (see, I even used a “z” rather than an “s”) ceremony took place at the Institute of Texan Cultures in San Antonio and I can’t think of a more appropriate place. It’s a museum dedicated to the countries whose citizens came to Texas in the early days and whose cultures have moulded (sorry – I’m not going as far as “molded” yet) the Texas we live in today.
In all, 228 people from 53 countries were granted citizenship at the ceremony. I was a rather pleasant affair and very well organised (sorry, no “z” there yet either) despite the scare stories I had heard about hours of queuing at previous ceremonies.
So, now I’m no longer a foreigner – thanks for having me USA!
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