Naturalization (part 1)

U.S. citizen
I made my oath as a U.S. citizen.

“I wasn’t born here.”

A lot of people found that a bit surprising when I told them because they said I don’t really have an accent and I seem to be ‘cultured-up’ very well, but then I’d tell them, “it doesn’t matter where I was born, I am a U.S. citizen now just like any others.”
Even though that sounds like one easy sentence to say, it took me over 10 years to be in the position to say it.

Did you guys know- I was actually rejected the first time when I applied for U.S. citizenship in 2010?

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