I made this image while visiting New York this past summer. I chose to post it today to celebrate two of the students whom I teach becoming U.S. citizens this past week. One came from Afghanistan and the other from Bangledesh. Both have been here for years building a life with their family while biding the their time until they could apply for naturalization. Both prepared for years for the critical citizenship interview. They studied English. They took the 12 week interview prep course multiple times. One has now left my class to begin studying for the HiSet exam (high school equivalency). My congratulations to the two of them.