Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Becoming an American citizen can be an amazing experience. At the Paramount Theater on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, a ceremony was being held and it was massive, with designs up and down the walls, and all over the ceiling.

I was attending the ceremony because my neighbor, who is from Columbia, was becoming a part of the U.S.A.  People from 100 countries, including Bulgaria, Germany, El Salvador, and Fiji had come to be naturalized citizens.

These people came for many reasons, for example, Marco Sevva  came from Brazil 10 years ago because he loved the country. And Beatriz Valencia came from the Philippines 20 years ago because her husband was in the military.

There was a man greeting all of the applicants in many languages such as Hindi, Russian, French and others. To be able to stay in the United States you need to pass a test with questions like “How well can you speak English?” “Why do you want to live here?” and “How long have you lived here?”

It was really amazing to see how people had the opportunity to come live in the United States. I thought that the ceremony was a really cool experience because many people have had that exact same thing happen to them, and it was an awesome feeling.