There is nothing more inspiring, nothing so pride-filling, as watching people who longed to come to America becoming Americans.
In Minneapolis today, one of the largest naturalization ceremonies ever hosted here featured 1,500 new citizens from 100 different countries.
The Current’s Mark Wheat was one of them.
Wheat reflects on his accomplishment on the Current’s website.
(Photos: Nate Ryan/MPR)
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories.