Friday, November 25, 2005

We Are Still A Nation Of Immigrants

From Michael Yon: Americans Among Us
Lying in the hospital, still in Iraq, Walt Gaya was in the United States Army, but he was not an American. Not on paper, anyway: Walt was born in Argentina. He survived the blast, but his new wounds would preclude his flight from Mosul to Baghdad in time to participate in a swearing-in ceremony that would have been his official welcome as a new American.
Military service has been a traditional route for immigrant s to achieve naturalization. To those who choose this route, we say "thank you." Read the rest of Walt Gaya's story to better appreciate the seriousness of citizenship.