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Giving Up My Green Card

Why I never acquired U.S. citizenship

(Photo by Jeremy Zero on Unsplash)

It was the summer of 1957 and we had just moved from Halifax to the small town of Potsdam in northern New York State where my father was going to teach physics at the local college.

To a seven-year-old boy, the move was exciting but not all that significant. After all, we had already moved three times before during my short lifetime…

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