What is it that we need more of, though? This:
I still get this little rush every time I have an occasion to affirm my nationality–checking off “United States of America” for citizenship on a 4473, for example, or acknowledging verbally that I am an American citizen.We need to make it easy for folks like Marko to emigrate to America and become legal citizens. A person who wants nothing more than to become an American, work hard, and strive for the American Dream is a person I want to see become an American.
I did it for the first time the day I got back from the courthouse with my naturalization certificate in hand, and went straight to the town clerk’s office to register to vote and apply for a passport. So far, it hasn’t lost its thrill.
Congrats, Marko. Our nation is better for you and folks like you.