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Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by ethiostar, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Me, that is.

    After almost 24 years in the US, I became a citizen this morning. I am very grateful for every opportunity this country has provided me.
  2. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Awesome, congrats man!
  3. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Congrats! Now get the hell out! :laugh2:

    That is great to hear ethiostar!
  4. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Congrats.
    Nice to see someone get rewarded for doing things the right way.

    Congrats again.:cool:
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl Shut up and play! Staff Member

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    Congratulations... :thumbup:
  6. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Good for you!
  7. Ren

    Ren Well-Known Member

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    congrats
  8. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    So you were here illegally or on visa? 24 years is an AWFULLY long time to not have citzenship.
  9. Joe Realist

    Joe Realist No Kool-Aid here!

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    does that mean you can pay taxes now???? :D
  10. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    Congrats! :)
  11. ethiostar

    ethiostar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all.

    I came here as a political refugee in 1988 and was granted an asylum. I had to wait 5 years before i could apply for a green card. I've been a permanent resident since 1994.

    I refuse to pay my taxes, its not required by the constitution. :D
  12. Dallas

    Dallas Old bulletproof tiger

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    The reason I ask is because we recently had an illegal Mexican national arrested for ID theft among other numerous felonies he committed.

    Odd thing is, he was a police officer right here in my home town. My aunt even worked w/ him for a few years before she retired from service.

    He was an illegal who stole the identity of a US national who he knew lived next door to his mother down in Mexico. He used that ID to get employment w/ the Anchorage Police Dept. He was an officer for 15+ years, all under false identity.

    Imagine the impact of everything thing this man did. The impact on all of the cases he was involved with. All of the criminals he helped put away. His testimony being a key factor to many reasons why some were sent up on murder charges and robberies/assaults etc.

    It's still ongoing and gets crazier everyday I read about it.


    So yeah....just curious why it took 24 years to get citizenship.

    Green card is A-OK. :) Congratulations...
  13. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Congrats.

    And we are proud to have ya!

    Like BP said, Good to see that some still do things the right way.
  14. VietCowboy

    VietCowboy Be Realistic. Demand the Impossible.

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    Congrats!

    I became a US Citizen in 2000 after the new law allowing children of non-natural born citizen not have to jump through the loopholes. My parents got citizenship in 1999, and I applied for it through their citizenship in 2000.

    We came to the US in 1990 (October 30th to be exact. I was 4 years old, imagine my surprise and confusion with 10/31 holiday ritual) on economic/political asylum too (my maternal grandfather was a carpenter for the US Army during the Vietnam War; "we" as in my parents, got caught two times before finally getting out of VN in 1988; spent a year and a half in HK refugee camp then 7 months in the Philippines Refugee camp before coming to Arkansas).
  15. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations!

    I am very happy to hear this news. Equally happy that America has provided you with opportunity and that you are thankful for it. This is a message that you don't hear nearly enough.

    Be well my friend.

    :)
  16. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Wow! I didn't know this about you. Of course, for the longest time I thought you were a guy as well. :lmao2:

    Anyway, that is a interesting story. Glad everything worked out well for you.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Tacos are a good investment Zone Supporter

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    Don't know why, but stuff like this always brings tears to my eyes. I think so many of us native born Americans are spoiled by our own country and don't appreciate it enough. When I see the stuff folks like you have to do to be equal with us I think the spoiled ones should know how precious it is.

    Congrats my friend. Proud to call you compatriot.
  18. kristie

    kristie Well-Known Member

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    congratulations!! :toast2:
  19. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations.

    2004 was my year, one of the happiest moments i've ever experienced.

    All the best.
  20. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Great news ethio!

    Glad to have you as a fellow American Citizen... :)

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