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Why I became an American

By Murali Kamma, Sep 15, 2011 12:38 PM

“Maybe now you can write about this,” the immigration officer said as my citizenship interview ended. I’d just shown him a copy of the magazine I work for. But what followed first, inevitably, was my post on social media, leading to a flurry of “congrats” and “good wishes.” But one response — a short, curt “why now?” from my cousin in India — felt like an unripe holdout in a basket of sweet peaches.

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