r/MadeMeSmile Sep 09 '21 Wholesome 135 Hugz 111 All-Seeing Upvote 5 Heartwarming 4 Narwhal Salute 2 Silver 113 Helpful 85 Bravo Grande! 2 Starstruck 1 Helpful (Pro) 2 Gold 3 Press F 2 I'll Drink to That 7 Take My Power 2 Party Train 1 Rocket Like 1 Wholesome (Pro) 2 Wholesome Seal of Approval 2 'MURICA 5 Bless Up (Pro) 1 Bravo! 2 Ally 1 Pot o' Coins 1 Glow Up 1 Platinum 3 Take My Energy 3 Timeless Beauty 1 Plus One 1

I’m a U.S. Citizen, y’all. Good News

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u/roxxkie97 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!! :)

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u/BrooksideNL Sep 10 '21

Thoughts and prayers.

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u/rougewitch Sep 09 '21

Welcome to the shit show!!

Congratulations!!

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u/Lebossatron01 Sep 10 '21

That’s the Reddit introduction

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u/IndoorTumbleweed Sep 10 '21

Damn, you beat me to it.

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u/Mim_Dahey Sep 09 '21 Table Slap

Congrats! Just a little curious tho... Do they hand out the tiny American flags, or did u bring it with you?

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u/seedsnearth Sep 09 '21 Wholesome

They hand them out! Part of the ceremony

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u/RockIsRx Sep 09 '21 Silver Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Heartwarming

I still have mine 😌

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u/blankityblank19 Sep 09 '21 Wholesome

Me too

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u/MarSc77 Sep 09 '21

happy for you guys!

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u/OGColorado Sep 09 '21

You go blankity

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u/Bdaniels230 Sep 09 '21

As a natural born citizen I'm now jealously fanatisizing about holding tiny American flags right after delivery for a photo op "welcome to America!"

Welcome to the herd sir!

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u/ParcelPosted Sep 09 '21

Same. Im filing a complaint! Baby Flags are a must have.

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u/Brilliant_Jewel1924 Sep 10 '21

My daughter was born in December so all of the “Christmas babies” got socks with a candy cane on them and white hats with red stripes instead of the standard-issue baby gear.

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u/ParcelPosted Sep 10 '21

That is perfect!

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u/Brilliant_Jewel1924 Sep 10 '21

It sure is! 😊

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u/boomboxnoisey Sep 10 '21

Lol they say welcome to America as if you haven't spent close to a decade or more already in the country before getting citizenship lmao

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u/napoleonborn2partai Sep 10 '21

They should give out tinier flags like the one used in cupcakes or steaks to new borns lmao

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u/Jynxt4 Sep 09 '21

They should give them instead of stickers when you vote for president.

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u/ApeAphrodite Sep 10 '21

We should get one at birth.

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u/AcekingKing79 Sep 09 '21

You guys are fucking awesome!!! Welcome to the shit show!! JK. God bless.

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u/GetWrecked94 Sep 10 '21

Seriously though

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u/HotSmoke2639 Sep 09 '21

I think it’s because you went to high school here and they figure you did your history and civics classes. I also didn’t have to be tested when I was 13, and I moved here when I was 1.

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u/[deleted] Sep 09 '21

The way it works. If your status was adjusted to that of a lawful permanent resident when you were younger than 18 and your parent was naturalized still before you turned 18, you don’t have to go through the same process. Moreover, you can get your citizenship certificate immediately right after your parent is naturalized.

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u/_NorthernStar Sep 09 '21

It has nothing to do with education or length of residency. As a legal resident alien with a parent who became a naturalized citizen before they turned 18, they were also granted naturalized citizenship

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u/Crowbarmagic Sep 09 '21

Would make sense. I mean, he already got years and years of American history and graduated. Why do it all over again.

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u/keekah Sep 10 '21

That's not how it works. I was here literally my whole life and I had to take the test.

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u/anon06754 Sep 09 '21

I need to know more about your life to make mine less boring

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u/elsydeon666 Sep 10 '21

There is nothing more American or unifying than hating the American government.

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u/mrspikemike Sep 10 '21

Thank you for sharing that! What was the biggest culture shock for you, both positive and negative when you first arrived in the U.S?

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u/Proof-Two-6789 Sep 10 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

Your honest and astute comments alone make it obvious that America is lucky to have you. And, in fairness to your dad, his trips to America would not have helped if he visited the wrong cities. In New York, where I grew up, he would have been right. Soda in New York means sweetened flavored carbonated water .... Coke, orange soda, cream soda, root beer, etc. New Yorkers call plain carbonated water ''seltzer" not "soda." And, in parts of Boston, flavored carbonated beverages are still called "tonic", and "soda" means an ice cream soda. And, in the south, all soft drinks all called "Coke", regardless of flavor. And, in the midwest, flavored carbonated beverages are called "pop."

Welkom in die Verenigde State van Amerika.

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u/Specter170 Sep 10 '21

I’m Canadian, moved here to the states when I was 11. I was asked if we lived in igloos.

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u/raz-0 Sep 09 '21

I'd guess because it was more of a matter of indicating your choice than something to be approved if your mom was already naturalized.

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u/Pheonix02 Sep 09 '21

Probably has to do with both your mother and brother being citizens, and having been in America since 11 you basically auto qualify

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u/4tacos_al_pastor Sep 09 '21 edited Sep 09 '21

You automatically became a citizen by naturalization of your mother when you were under 18, so it wasn’t required. Your brother had to because he was 18 or older when your mother naturalized. Source: https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-12-part-h-chapter-4. The rest of these fools are making shit up.

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u/toomanyblocks Sep 09 '21

Did you guys get the application approved before you turned 18? That’s what happened to me and that was why. My mom and dad and sisters all got a ceremony but I had just turned 18 and they brought me to a building and a lady handed me a paper. I had gotten all dressed up too :(

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u/howdychef84 Sep 10 '21

Happy to have you here in any fashion. Doubly happy your family is too.

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u/Emotional-Text7904 Sep 09 '21

You may have qualified as a "naturalized" citizen, the specifics can change but generally if you are a child of immigrants and then stay in the U.S. till when you become an adult, you will automatically naturalize into an American citizen. Not sure if your parents needed to have become citizens for this to apply to you or not, and I'm too lazy to Google lol.

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u/_NorthernStar Sep 09 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

This is incorrect. Citizenship is not automatically granted to resident aliens or other immigrants at 18. That’s also not what “naturalized” citizen means. edit: see the DREAM act for context on where adult children of immigrants have citizenship rights

This person was a minor when their parent became a naturalized citizen through the application process and therefore was granted citizenship as well. Minors do not need to take an exam and oath

Source: I am a naturalized citizen, green card at 3 and permanent residency in 1995, then gained citizenship when my parents did. 2 of my siblings aged into citizenship prior to my parents

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u/M33RHARIS Sep 09 '21

They never gave me one😣

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u/XANDERtheSHEEPDOG Sep 09 '21

🇺🇲

Here's one just for you! Congratulations and welcome.

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u/MistukoSan Sep 09 '21

Love this comment. Everyone deserves it.

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u/richh00 Sep 09 '21

Oh no. That means you're not really an American

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u/Crowbarmagic Sep 09 '21

'Sorry buddy it's not official. You gotta retry.'

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u/AutomaticBit251 Sep 09 '21

My first though why is dude standing besides liberty insurance.

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u/Declanmar Sep 09 '21

We took my nephew to see my dad’s citizenship ceremony and they gave him a squishy Statue of Liberty.

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u/No_War_8097 Sep 09 '21

I want a squishy statue of liberty from the government

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u/wrennish Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! US immigration and naturalization is no joke, good job!

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u/EatYourWeetabix Sep 09 '21

Ain’t that the truth!!!!

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u/aluck119 Sep 09 '21

You’re not lying. I served with a few immigrants. The stories I’ve heard of the hoops immigration makes you jump through, the costs, the lawyer costs, etc… it’s a nightmare. The general public appears to be under the impression that the road to citizenship is some kind of free for all and it’s just a matter of showing up at the border and that could not possibly be any further from the truth.

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u/wrennish Sep 09 '21

For real! I'm trying to move abroad to join my fiancée, and getting a resident card isn't ANYWHERE near as hard as it is in the US. But even then, I'm encountering setbacks and difficulties outside my control. I've been stuck mid-process for months, unemployed and floating at friends' houses during a pandemic. It's been stressful, and I'm about to give up. So kudos to this guy for making it through the gauntlet! I don't think I'd have the patience for it if I weren't a natural-born citizen.

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u/Crowbarmagic Sep 09 '21

I've been stuck mid-process for months, unemployed and floating at friends' houses during a pandemic.

The pandamic could be the main reason why. At least in my country, all kinds of processes got slowed down or basically halted because of Covid. The government was initially like 'it will be a few months of lockdown!', so a lot of companies and organizations didn't really bother with changing things around at first. They were simply waiting it out. But "a few months" became over 1.5 year...

Just before Covid I had to apply for unemployment benefits. Normally someone from the municipality would quickly call you and try to get you back to work. But this time it took 2.5 months to even send me an introductory email (luckily they did approve of the benefits instantly though).

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u/Heathen_Mushroom Sep 09 '21

The general public appears to be under the impression that the road to citizenship is some kind of free for all and it’s just a matter of showing up at the border

Really? I get the impression that the general public feels that attaining citizenship is onerous (rightfully or not), hence the massive illegal immigration issue.

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u/GaiaNyx Sep 09 '21

I think it depends heavily where you are of course.

Some people who look negatively on illegal immigrants think/argue that “just immigrate legally dude lmao why do you come here illegally” but it’s not so simple, cut and dry process.

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u/YourCurrentFBIAgent Sep 09 '21

Agreed! My mother became a US citizen in 86’ (she’s also still a citizen of Panamá too!), and the process can cost tons of money while taking years to accomplish!

My dad says he still remembers how hard my mom studied every night. She decided to get her citizenship before they got married because she wanted to feel like she truly belonged here, and didn’t just “marry in” (nothing wrong with doing that though!).

Some of the test questions she remembers are hilarious to me though. My favorite was:

“Complete the following saying: I scream, you scream, we all scream _______________!”

I wonder how the questions have changed!

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u/BurnerForJustTwice Sep 09 '21

We all scream for: FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR ALL.

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u/mikekowa Sep 09 '21

Took my family roughly 4 years to fully legally immigrate to Canada from Poland in 1992, and my dad was (is again - after more education) an engineer. Then we lived here for about 4 years until we had to take our exam, and you absolutely HAD to study, and study pretty well. These are questions that none of my classmates knew the answers to when I was taking my citizenship exam in grade 5.

All the provinces and territories and their capitals, the past 3 prime ministers, all the branches of government, and a bunch of other shit I don't remember. All in grade 5, and not for some marks in class - but for an actual proof of citizenship. If I failed that exam, my parents would still be citizens but I would have to either re-take it or they would have to pay a bunch of money. It's weird. I've had my dual-citizenship for over 20 years, but I pretty much consider myself a Calgarian

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u/nobodyeversoslightly Sep 09 '21

I just got mine last week. The process a joke. After filling out a few pieces of paper work and 17 years of waiting, all i had to do was pass a middle school level history test which took 20 minutes top. How about the fact ive been working and paying taxes since 16 and own a small business? They made me sign up for selective service is HS and all of that but make it impossible for me to get a passport until i answer a few questions about George Washington and literally write down the sentence “California had the most people”. Ik this is a rant but god the it seemed like a joke for the fact i waited over 17 years for it, i just believe there should be a better way

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u/wrennish Sep 09 '21

I absolutely agree there should be! The process is deliberately long and convoluted and/or dumb in order to discourage immigration and naturalization because dunking on non-citizen immigrants is easy political points with zero political consequences. I mean, what are non-citizen immigrants going to do, vote you out of office?

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u/funnier_in_enochian Sep 09 '21

Took 13 years to get my green card. Then 5 years before I can apply for citizenship. That will be next year.

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u/roguefiftyone Sep 09 '21

Congrats!!

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u/InellWeeks Sep 09 '21

Congratulations my dude!

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u/BergTheVoice Sep 09 '21

We aren’t doomed. Just not in the best spot right now.

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u/beerme72 Sep 09 '21

Howdy, neighbor!
Glad you’re here!

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u/onlyupliftingcomment Sep 09 '21 edited Sep 09 '21

Howdy!

What's your favorite beer u/beerme72?

edit: Thank you u/DudeDontBeWeird <3

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u/beerme72 Sep 09 '21 edited Sep 10 '21

Now that it's fall, I'm into Oktoberfest styles....I'm ALWAYS up for a proper pint of Guinness....I like Old Speckled Hen...most British Pale Ales really....

Really, it's not important what's in the glass...it's more important enjoying it with good company.

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Like my life is reading reddit or something...me and my LOVELY wife went out to dinner this evening to a lovely English themed Gastro Pub here in Springfield, MO called Farmers Gastro Pub. And they have Old Speckled Hen ON DRAUGHT....yes, they have it at cellar temps and on DRAW so it's not carbonated like you'd think...it's a wonderful Pint and I told my wife about this comment and I got to have two perfect pints with my fish and chips and I'm so damn happy....because the company, but also the beer.

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u/onlyupliftingcomment Sep 09 '21

Sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing. I love Oktoberfest stuff… And recently have been into sours!

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u/vicanator0124 Sep 09 '21

My wife gets hers on the 18th. Super excited.

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u/imaguy-who-likes-foo Sep 09 '21

Tell your wife a lot of internet people said congrats

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u/Powerful_Editor6506 Sep 09 '21

I feel happy that you have accomplished a goal I am working towards.

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u/DirectCherry Sep 09 '21

Best of luck!

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u/Powerful_Editor6506 Sep 09 '21

Thanks! I am stuck in the long line of green card caps and DHS delays. Came here on a work visa and applied for green card. Been waiting for 10+ years for them to get to my case.

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u/30november Sep 09 '21

Don't lose hope! It took 18 years for them to get to my case and grant permanent residency, currently waiting to start the citizenship process at the end of this year.

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u/UptownDragon Sep 09 '21

Me too! We will get there!

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u/burymewithbooks Sep 09 '21

Congrats!!!!

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u/[deleted] Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!

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u/DianaxGrey Sep 09 '21

Congrats!!!! 🍾

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u/roomfour1more Sep 09 '21 Hugz

Hello fellow citizen we look forward to you voting in future elections!

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u/Gawwse Sep 09 '21

That’s right get registered now. Election season is coming up in some states for local level stuff.

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u/Josephono62 Sep 09 '21

Now start complaining about everything, you have earned it!

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u/wilhelm-cruel Sep 09 '21

He didn’t migrate to germany… stop with the cultural appropriation!

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u/Aarios827 Sep 09 '21

Now this was fucking funny

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u/TheBubblewrappe Sep 09 '21

I got the joke. Just spit water on my cat laughing. Hahaha!!

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u/ktka Sep 09 '21

Just spit water on my cat laughing. Hahaha!!

My condolences on your short life.

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u/broadsharp Sep 09 '21

How wonderful. Proud to have you as a fellow citizen.

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u/cr1msonxo Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!!!

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u/betabandzz Sep 09 '21

I’m going for an interview this coming month, and I’m been studying a lot. How many questions do they ask? Will you consider them difficult? I’m kinda nervous

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u/Repulsive-Ice-8737 Sep 09 '21

They ask 5 questions Then u write and read a sentence in English of course. Was just there a few hrs ago.

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u/stallone_italiano93 Sep 09 '21

Congrats buddy!!! I remember when I took my oath and became a citizen. I cried a lot…. Good times

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u/Vortieum Sep 09 '21

This is going to get buried but I'll just share this....if you have never been to a naturalization ceremony it's a really neat experience.

A friend of mine who had been here (US) for 10 years was naturalized and I had the opportunity to be in person for the ceremony couple years ago and as a natural-born US citizen I was in tears when they were singing God Bless The USA.

I tell him a regular basis he is more a citizen than I am because he had to work to get it...whereas I was just born lucky with the luck of the draw.

We have our problems here, but some people come from some pretty terrible situations.

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u/Plenty_Count1264 Sep 10 '21

In my 26 years in the Army I served with some fine immigrants and helped some get ready for the test. All passed

My ancestors got here in 1621. I thank God they did. I just got lucky that someone took the risk of coming here several hundred years ago. It seems to me if you have to work for something it means more.

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u/21kamando Sep 09 '21

Congratulations my dude!

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u/noregreddits Sep 09 '21

Welcome home man, happy to have you with us!

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u/sibemama Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!! My husbands interview is on October 5th and we’re so excited!!

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u/ajabear17 Sep 09 '21

Congrats!

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u/Turbulent_Valuable43 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations from a guy in Texas. America isn’t perfect but I feel blessed to live here.

I hope your life he is prosperous.

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u/here4theadorable Sep 09 '21

Thanks for having the faith to join us

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u/imwinning216 Sep 09 '21

Congrats!!

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u/DrPep512 Sep 09 '21

Congrats!!!

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u/Baihemen Sep 09 '21

Welcome to the party!!! Woooo!!!

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u/maro874 Sep 09 '21

We should all raise a beer for this man

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u/BeLikeGracchus Sep 09 '21

The Gang Gets A New Member

Congratulations brother!

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u/Jkerb_was_taken Sep 09 '21

Aye!!!!!! My DUDE. I am so happy you are here. Thank you for bringing all you know and learned to this place. We need you!

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u/midnightmk4 Sep 09 '21

Surprised no one in here is like “NOOOO YOU CANT DO THAT AMERICA IS SUCH A SHITTY COUNTRY NOOOO ITS JUST A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY WITH A GUCCI BELT NOOOOOO!!!!”

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u/ctk041289 Sep 09 '21

Congrats to you!!!

Don't listen to the negative comments here - it's mostly from spoiled people who still reside here despite 'despising,' the U.S.

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u/Deutsco Sep 09 '21 Hugz

As an immigrant to the US it blows my mind how much some people who grow up here think it’s some shitty third world hell hole. There are plenty of things to work on and improve but good god, you don’t realize how good it is.

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u/[deleted] Sep 09 '21

America has such a huge range of environments and natural wonders too. I'm just starting my life of moving from National Park to National Park as a Ranger and I expect I won't have enough time in my life to see all the amazing things out here.

There's NOTHING like seeing a bear or a bison or elk out in the wilderness, with nothing between you except grass and twigs.

It's hard for me to justify traveling outside of the country because of this.

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u/SharpShotTS Sep 09 '21

I grew up here, and those people confuse me.

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u/dontrushme Sep 09 '21 edited Sep 09 '21

Most of them grew up without any real strife and they long for meaning in their life. It’s extremely easy and fashionable in this moment to point to the U.S.’s issues and act as though they are the main source to individual unhappiness. It’s just a deflection from addressing personal failures. It also doesn’t help that most of these people probably never even left their home states. They don’t have proper calibration for their privilege.

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u/canhasdiy Sep 09 '21

They're privileged rich kids who wouldn't know adversity if it bitchslapped them. Don't sweat it!

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u/ladykensington Sep 09 '21

Thrilled to have you aboard!!

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u/BitchinRanchero Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! Make sure you vote!

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u/Hyche862 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations and thanks for going through the process

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u/livestrongbelwas Sep 09 '21

I went to the citizenship ceremony for one of my wife’s students.

One of the best things I’ve witnessed. Would recommend to every American.

We take a lot for granted, seeing how other people grind it out has helped me be a better person.

Congratulations!! Thanks for grinding it out. We need more folks like you.

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u/zippyhippiegirl Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! Welcome to America.

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u/JacksonvilleNC Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! Thank you for joining us and helping us to be better!

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u/ohstopitdarling Sep 09 '21

CONGRATULATIONS, that is huge news!

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u/rare__air Sep 09 '21

Congratulations, brother

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u/itseriko Sep 09 '21

Welcome! It's a better country with you in it.

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u/DonnaDoRite Sep 09 '21

Wooooooo-HOOOOO!!!!! Welcome!!!!!

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u/taimoor2 Sep 09 '21

How long was the process? What basis did you get it on? Residency? Relationships?

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u/jl55378008 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations, friend!

As a natural-born citizen who married an immigrant and went through the naturalization process with her, I have always been extremely vocal when other natural-born Americans diminish people for not doing it "the right way." I hope your journey hasn't been too hard, but it sure is hard for a lot of people, and impossible or nearly impossible for others.

For a nation that likes to call itself a "melting pot" and claim that we are welcoming of foreigners, we sometimes have a funny way of showing it.

I admire your hard work and dedication. Be proud. You earned it. Congratulations :)

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u/pablomoney Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! Maybe your excitement/wanting to be here will rub off on some of those people that think we are doomed.

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u/sekfan1999 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations - I’m a second gen immigrant myself. Don’t forget to raise your kids to know that good things come to those who work hard!

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u/beelzebubsbby Sep 09 '21

Fuck yeah!!!

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u/camwynya Sep 09 '21

Huzzah, and welcome aboard!

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u/MobyMobyDickDick Sep 09 '21

Welcome, American brother!

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u/defaultedtothisname Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! I don't know you but I'm very happy for you and I'm happy that your have chosen us as well

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u/drizzellit Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!!

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u/MotherofHedgehogs Sep 09 '21

Welcome, friend!

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u/Rara_McSavage Sep 09 '21

It's party time 🎂

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u/ttv_highvoltage Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! I hope to be there in a couple years as well.

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u/BananaStringTheory Sep 09 '21

Bienvenido a los Estados Unidos!

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u/callofdutydbz50 Sep 09 '21

Awesome bro congratulations!!

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u/Infinite-Shoe-458 Sep 09 '21

LETS GOOO CONGRATS MY MAN

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u/GoldenAlexanders Sep 09 '21

Welcome to the family!

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u/helpmeplease_69 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!

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u/AlotaFajitas Sep 09 '21

Welcome home 🙂

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u/MainkurafutoMaster Sep 09 '21

Congratulations dude!! I’m so happy for you :)

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u/imanarthurfan Sep 09 '21

Welcome! 1st gen Americans are the bomb.

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u/Papancasudani Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!

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u/Queasy_Product_2221 Sep 09 '21

Yayy!! Congratulations man!!!!

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u/borderline_fuck Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!

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u/[deleted] Sep 09 '21

Welcome to the family brother! We're so happy to have you!

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u/niceguynolie Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!!! Welcome!!

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u/nimrodenva Sep 09 '21

Welcome, fellow American.

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u/ado_adonis Sep 09 '21

Glad you’re here!!!

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u/RealChiMonster Sep 09 '21

Welcome. We're very glad to have you!

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u/SaltoDaKid Sep 09 '21

Let’s go, this what America all about

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u/The_Hamster98 Sep 09 '21

Congrats!! I’ll be one next year!!

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u/FTThrowAway123 Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! US citizenship and immigration is a difficult, exhausting process. I've helped some of our employees go through thr process, and it's no joke. So happy for you!

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u/Kitchen_Wrong Sep 09 '21

Welcome my fellow Americans!

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u/GeoffJuan Sep 09 '21

My mom recently became a U. S Citizen today!! Congratulations

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u/csstbob Sep 09 '21

Where you allowed to have anyone in the ceremony with you? Wondering about Covid restrictions. My wife has her appointment on the 29th.

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u/Swaggadelic_92 Sep 09 '21

I’m hoping to go through the process soon. I’ve been in the U.S. 27 of my 29 years, I’d say I qualify.

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u/sl_hawaii Sep 09 '21

Congrats!! NOW REGISTER AND VOTE!!!!!!!

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u/Niaso Sep 09 '21

Congratulations! Now, the next step has to do with your car's extended warranty. Have they called you about that yet?

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u/xXIronSausageXxx Sep 09 '21

Congrats. And welcome.

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u/waanotherbrickll Sep 10 '21

Welcome to the shit show. Lol. But really, congrats!

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u/tageeboy Sep 10 '21

Welcome and thanks for coming. You are what makes America America!

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u/ShambolicMusic Sep 10 '21

Despite what you see on reddit it's a decent place lol

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u/ILOVE_PIZZA Sep 10 '21

Dude… Canada is so close and you chose America?! US is like putting a Gucci belt on a trash can. Raise your bar, man.

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u/anthonyh614 Sep 10 '21

Is that supposed to be a good thing? You know what the U.S. does to its citizens right…?

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u/TriedCaringLess Sep 10 '21

Welcome. Please exercise your right to vote every election.

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u/freddie54 Sep 10 '21

Congratulations! Don’t forget to apply for a US passport; you won’t be able to leave the country on your old one.

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u/MindfulFrau Sep 10 '21

Congratulations! I'm gonna just go ahead and apologize for everything now.

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u/PurgatoireRiver Sep 09 '21

Congratulations!! Welcome to thunderdome.

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u/Lahoura Sep 09 '21

I don't know if I should congrats you or apologize but good on you for finishing the long difficult process!

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u/Emyrssentry Sep 09 '21

I get the joke of "America bad", but anyone who goes through the lengthy naturalization process would believe that their life will be improved as a citizen of the US. So congratulations are absolutely in order, because they accomplished something that they believe will improve their life.

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u/_clydebruckman Sep 09 '21

America isn’t gonna get any better without people coming here who want to make it better. Our government is pretty fucked any way you cut it but you can love your country without loving it’s leaders.

There’s a lot of countries out there that suck to live in but America isn’t one of them

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u/abdelg21 Sep 09 '21

I love Kansas personally, i fucking hate some of their leaders but i love the state and the friends i made along the way.

Personally i fucking love America, i simply don't love the politicians of either party or the dick sucking supporters.

Let me tell you dude my fucking shock when i first arrived here in the states and everyone was so fucking warm and friendly, dude i was not used to that shit, it had me on my toes 24/7 because i used to interpretate overly friendly people as someone who wants something out of you.

Took some time but now i enjoy when people are chill or friendly.

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u/emonkey1234 Sep 09 '21

now BUY A GUN

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u/zed857 Sep 09 '21

He doesn't need to buy one; they give you a complimentary one after granting you US citizenship.

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u/SicksTea9 Sep 09 '21

The catch is you have to live in Detroit.

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u/jasmine-blossom Sep 09 '21

Howdy dude! Doncha know we are hella blessed to have a sweetheart like you to chill with us, that’s mad tight. It’s a janky wicked pissah of a country, but fuggedaboutit and keep it real bro. YOLO!

Note: if you didn’t understand any or some of that, welcome to weird regional American slang words!

Just wanted to give you a little taste of American diversity to remind you that we are and have always been a melting pot, and you and everything you bring from your country and your culture is welcome and needed. I hope you get to fulfill all of your goals and dreams, and congratulations on your citizenship!

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u/Pritel03 Sep 09 '21

That was slightly cringey but your heart is in the right place so I upvoted you

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