Teresita

"For me, citizenship means power for change"

Teresita

country of origin: Mexico
region: Seattle, WA
date: February 2016.

Manuela

"I'm becoming a U.S. citizen because I wanna be able to VOTE."

Manuela

I came to the United States because of love. I got married here in 1994. I came to the US in 1993. I met my husband while he was stationed in Germany, fell in love, and followed him here.

country of origin: Germany
region: Mount Vernon, WA
date: April 2015.

Jose

"For me, citizenship means the power to vote."

Jose

I believe citizenship will have a great impact on my life.

country of origin: Mexico
region: Vancouver, WA
date: April 2016

Maricela

"I'm becoming a U.S. citizen because of more opportunities, jobs, and voting."

Maricela

My parents brought me here when I was a baby to give me a better education and life.

country of origin: Mexico
region: Mount Vernon, WA
date: April 2015

Maricela is now a U.S. citizen!

Alex

"I'm becoming a U.S. citizen because I want to be a sheriff."

Alex

My dad came here when I was two years old. I’ve been a lawful permanent resident for 14 years.

country of origin: Mexico
region: Pasco, WA
date: September 2015

Jane*

"For me, citizenship means ease."

Jane*

I came to the US for work, and for my spouse.

country of origin: Canada
region: Seattle, WA
date: February 2016

*we have changed the individual's name at her request.

Nancy*

"For me, citizenship means freedom."

Nancy*

country of origin:
region: Seattle, WA
date: February 2016

*we have changed the individual's name at her request.

Blanca

"For me, citizenship means security and voting."

Blanca

country of origin: Mexico
region: Pasco, WA
date: April 2015

Soyla

"I'm becoming a U.S. citizen because it will change my life for good."

Soyla

I came to the United States for a better life for my daughters.

country of origin: Mexico
region: Mount Vernon, WA
date: April 2015