Becoming a citizen

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 2, 2006

This is sappy, and pretty ridiculous.

Dressed in a brightly colored muumuu and sunflower hat, 100-year-old Maria Soledad Sarabia Lagareta held her cane in her left hand and raised her right hand as she took an oath to become a U.S. citizen in federal court yesterday.

She's been in the United states far longer than I have been alive, yet...

"I was born in Mexico but I am an American," Lagareta's 61-year-old son Roland translated for her after the naturalization ceremony. "I wanted to be able to vote (in this country) before I die."

She still hasn't learned the language?

Only in America.

0 comments on “Becoming a citizen”

  1. She still hasn’t learned the language?

    Look around you - Billboard advertisements in Spanish, Spanish options on phone trees, Spanish options on ATMs, etc etc.

    Quite frankly, there really isn't any reason to.

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