106-year-old Mexican Woman Becomes U.S. citizen

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CHICAGO -- Ignacia Moya, born in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, Jalisco,106 years ago, became a U.S. citizen in her second attempt to get citizenship, La Raza reports. Wearing a blue, red and white blouse representing the American flag, Moya celebrated the occasion with her two sons and some of her 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Moya applied for citizenship for the first time more than 20 years ago, when she was 86. Her application was denied for not speaking English well. Among the guests were immigrant rights advocates, and elected officials, including Ricardo Muñoz and Danny Solis and Congressman Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

 

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