Woman Becomes American Citizen After Entering The Country 101 Years Earlier

_49479989_garcia_maturey_picSometimes patience does pay off. A century of patience. BBC News reports:

More than a century after she crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the US, Eulalia Garcia has become an American citizen at the age of 101.

“I feel really good about what I have accomplished – at my age and with my health,” she said.

Ms Garcia, who entered the US on 12 October 1909, became a citizen on the 101st anniversary of her arrival.

She said the first thing she wanted to do as an American was vote in the mid-term elections on 2 November.

“Sure, I do – for the best [candidate],” Ms Garcia said.

The naturalisation ceremony took place on Tuesday in a federal courthouse in Brownsville in the US state of Texas, where Ms Garcia has lived almost all her life.

Continues at BBC News

12 Comments on "Woman Becomes American Citizen After Entering The Country 101 Years Earlier"

  1. Liam_McGonagle | Oct 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm |

    See–I bet she and her family busted their asses all their lives to make a little something for themselves in America–and she’s gonna VOTE.

    But not even the Tea Baggers can get too worked up about this–even her hair’s white!

  2. Liam_McGonagle | Oct 14, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    See–I bet she and her family busted their asses all their lives to make a little something for themselves in America–and she’s gonna VOTE.

    But not even the Tea Baggers can get too worked up about this–even her hair’s white!

  3. Thug 4 life, or at least 100 years of it.

  4. Marklar_Prime | Oct 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    Thug 4 life, or at least 100 years of it.

  5. she entered 101 years ago and she is 101 years old, I DONT GET IT!

  6. she entered 101 years ago and she is 101 years old, I DONT GET IT!

    • Word Eater | Oct 15, 2010 at 12:31 am |

      “She came to Texas in the arms of her mother, Ilaria Mendoza, when she was only six months old.”

  7. Word Eater | Oct 15, 2010 at 4:31 am |

    “She came to Texas in the arms of her mother, Ilaria Mendoza, when she was only six months old.”

  8. Hadrian999 | Oct 15, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    watch her get deported next week

  9. Hadrian999 | Oct 15, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    watch her get deported next week

  10. In Texas you have to be registered 30 days before the election and you have to be a citizen to register. She’s missed this election already.

  11. In Texas you have to be registered 30 days before the election and you have to be a citizen to register. She’s missed this election already.

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