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The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".
Congrats, and Welcome to our Mess. How long did the process take? I have heard it is quite an ordeal.
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Congratulations. American by choice... awesome.
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Congratulations. Isn't it great to be American? Now go celebrate and go out shootin'.
"Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power." - Yoshimi Ishikawa
You now know more about the history of the United States than 7/8 of the population that was born here.
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Congrats and many thanks on doing it the right way.
Freedom doesn't come free. It is bought and paid for by the lives and blood of our men and women in uniform.
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Congratulations, our daughter in law became a citizen last year and in her swearing in ceremony the judge told everyone that 75% of graduating seniors in america could not pass the citizenship test. Congratulations again remember the last 4 letters in American a I CAN. I can vote, i can get a cpl, i can serve, and I can do anything.
Welcome and like the others, congratulations.
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Congrats on becoming a legal citizen. I have 2 employees going through the process, so I'm glad to see at least 3 who are doing it right.
If you don't mind my asking, how difficult was it and how long did it take you?
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Chief Justice John Roberts : "I don't see how you can read Heller and not take away from it the notion that the Second Amendment...was extremely important to the framers in their view of what liberty meant."
Do yourself a huge favor. Take a look at your certificate. If it is anything like the ones
I've seen it says it is against the law to copy it or photograph it. So, make a record of the
number on the certificate, make a note of the date of your naturalization, make a note of the court this
happened in and the name of the judge who swore you. Put that info in a safe place separate from
your certificate. Store it in the cloud, on a couple of different drives; but be sure you can recover that
Get yourself a safe deposit box at a bank and keep the original naturalization certificate in there.
I just verified with my wife what I thought I remembered. She had to produce her naturalization
certificate when she applied to receive her social security. Don't ask me why, I've no clue.
Her passport wasn't good enough for them. So, keep it in a very very safe place because
one day you will need it again unless "they" change the rules.
Meanwhile--- APPLY FOR A US PASSPORT. Once you have a passport you won't need that naturalization
certificate again except maybe when applying for Social Security.
That, and your marriage certificate are hardly
ever needed but when they are needed, you really need them.
The naturalization certificate is one of those things that are just really
hard to replace. A lost passport is much easier to deal with.
And btw, keep your birth certificate or whatever document you have of your birth outside the US in a safe place too.
You will need it when you get old enough to apply for Social Security, even though they already obtained that when they gave you a number. (Don't ask, it doesn't have to make sense, it is just what they do.)
If the Union is once severed, the line of separation will grow wider and wider, and the controversies which are now debated and settled in the halls of legislation will then be tried in fields of battle and determined by the sword.
Congratulations and welcome! Very glad to have you with us.
Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.- Mark Twain