by Storyteller Ada Cheng
In this story, Ada Cheng explores her experience with the U.S. citizenship ceremony. She discusses the institutionalized vulnerability that immigrants are subject to during the process of becoming Americans. She also compares her experience as a naturalized citizen with that of one of her invited guests, an older African American man.
- How does this story help you understand the vulnerability immigrants face in the process of immigration and U.S. citizenship application?
- hy doesn’t the legalization of citizenship status necessarily help reduce the prejudice and discrimination immigrants might face?
- What does it mean when the storyteller says her story and her African American colleague’s story are connected yet very different? How?
- How does this story help you understand the citizenship process better?
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