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He had no idea Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be presiding over his naturalization ceremony

Publisher: 
Washington Post
Date: 
April 11, 2018
The invitation to Dante Amaury Perez-Valdez’s naturalization ceremony indicated that it would be a “special” one. But he and his American-born wife, Natalie, assumed the government said that about all of the ceremonies. For Perez-Valdez, the day was already special enough: Eight years after marrying Natalie in the Dominican Republic, obtaining his green card and then learning English and studying well over a year for the citizenship test, he had become a new American. He would never have to worry again about one day being separated from his wife and baby for lack of papers. The day got even bigger when Perez-Valdez saw U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg take a seat on the stage, her tiny frame swallowed up by the wooden chair. Nobody, he said, including the new citizens seated around him, knew she was coming. Read more…
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