I extend a hearty "Congratulations!" to each of the new Citizens. I
applaud their hard work, and their following the laws to become citizens of this
greatest nation in the world.I hope that their action will set the
example for all others who wish to live in the U.S. and become citizens.I also hope that Congress uses the actions of this group as the model
for bringing millions of illegal immigrants "out of the shadows." The
process exists and is used all the time. You just have to obey our laws.Anyone not willing to obey our laws, as these new citizens did, does not
deserve to become a citizen.
They are no longer strangers but fellow citizens in our blessed nation. Bravo
for them and welcome. Let us all strive to keep the Commandments of God that
this Nation will always remain free for all of us.
Naturalization is an option that not many foreign-born achieve. Sadly, the
percentage is lower than it should be, even when adjusting for time in
country.Since 1890 those becoming citizens were in the 50-60% range. In
the 1950s it was 78%.Today it is around 40%, dragged down by natives from
Mexico, whose naturalization rate is in the mid-20% range.One can't
help but wonder how serious they are about the "American Dream."As
an aside, people from countries previously occupied by American soldiers have a
high rate of naturalization.
Wait.I thought our immigration system was broken.I guess
these 400 just decided to "fix it".Please don't tell
the amnesty advocates, they're convinced it CAN'T BE DONE!
If they read the Constitution and understand they are better Americans than most
who were born here. If they are prepared to stand up for it they are very much
needed.One minor point though: isn't it about time people were
taught where their heart is? Most people, pledging allegiance, seem to think it
is somewhere towards the far left side of their chest.
To the 400: Welcome to America, your REAL home!Either come to
America LEGALLY or don't come here at all.
Welcome to the dream...and the duty.Pay your taxes.