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Después de subir a mi cuarto posterior julio, El proceso de convertirse un U.S. Ciudadano, Y he aquí, para mi sorpresa, mi marido me compró “Ciudadano U.S.A.: La 50 State Road Trip” por Alexandra Pelosi, el libro que acompaña al documental de HBO producida por la Sra. Pelosi y mencionado en mi anterior post. El libro es un extracto de la entrevista en la que Ms. Pelosi pidió a los nuevos estadounidenses en todo el país:

  • ¿Qué estás trayendo a este país?
  • Qué hacer tomar estadounidenses por sentado?
  • What did you discover when you came to America?
  • What has America given you?
  • What’s so great about America?
  • What is the hardest thing to get used to in America?
  • Why did you swim the river?
  • Why did you choose to become an American?
  • How to become an American

The responses are varied and enlightening. From people working on national security projects, finding the cure for AIDS, developing critical software, starting a business, to having more generalized hopes and dreams, of setting goals and achieving them, to seeking fame and fortune, or personal peace and freedom, the reasons people come to America are many. And what do they find here? Things most Americans take for granted: free soda refills, refrigerators and dish washers, automated doors, drive-throughs, malls, cheerleaders, tail gate parties and Oprah; critical things: medical care, affordable college or financial aid, gay rights, the right to purchase land, and free speech -the right to dis my president”; y otros beneficios: funding for artists, ability to go bankrupt, men and women going to the beach together, career hopping, co-existence among races and religions, servicio a la comunidad, charity, y más.

There are some amusing stories in the book about how and why people became U.S. ciudadanos, such as a woman married to a U.S. citizen CPA who appealed to his wife’ssense of cheapnessby encouraging her to naturalize to save on estate taxes, or the person who met her future spouse while standing in line at USCIS. New Americans give their advice about the many myths of living in the U.S. such as no, the streets are not paved with gold, and yes, there are homeless people here, plus tips on how to fit in: “work twice as hard”; “go to a baseball game”; “go with the flow; “vote on American Idol“; “go to Costco”; “learn the Constitution”; y “don’t take democracy for granted.A constant theme throughout the book is the intervieweesexperiences of having worked very hard from the moment of their arrival in the U.S.

USCIS swore in 24,000 new citizens on July 4th, 525 of them here in Seattle de 83 países, ranging from age 18 a 80 años de edad. Will you be next?