Becoming an American

The piece of paper doesn’t take away that I’m a citizen of the world

Photo by Global Residence Index on Unsplash

I was the first in my family to take out American citizenship. My parents and two younger siblings decided they didn’t want to give up being Australian and were fine with their green cards. Undaunted, I forged ahead with my application. After a simple test with questions such as “name three rights of U.S. citizens” — I was aided by the examiner’s discreet…

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Christina Hoag

Christina Hoag

Journalist, novelist, world traveller. Author of novels Law of the Jungle, Skin of Tattoos and Girl on the Brink. Ex Latin America foreign correspondent.