SantaCruz: With a citizenship test, mom’s worries turn into smiles


A recent drive to San Antonio with my mother, Alicia, was uncommonly quiet.

Our visit south wasn’t a quick mother-daughter getaway meant to enjoy the city’s beautiful scenery or popular restaurants. Our mission was to get my mother to her interview with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — a critical step in her quest to become a U.S. citizen. My job was to ensure she arrived relaxed and focused.

She had prepared for this day for at least eight months. Click here to continue reading.



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