There are precious few examples in the United States anymore of our motto — E pluribus unum. This is one.
Look at these beautiful faces, who came to the United States from different situations from all around the planet and today became American citizens in one of two ceremonies at the Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul.
How far they came, how hard they worked, and how proud they must be to have finally heard the words, “you are citizens of the United States of America.”
Earlier this month, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services revised its website to remove any reference to the USA being a nation of immigrants.
But we are.
(h/t: Tom Weber)
[update] – Here are images from MPR’s Evan Frost from the afternoon ceremony.
Bob Collins was with Minnesota Public Radio from 1992-2019. 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 lamented that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.