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

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    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!

  • Liam_McGonagle

    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!

  • Marklar_Prime

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

  • http://twitter.com/Marklar_Prime Marklar Kronkite

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

  • Aj

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

    • Word Eater

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

  • Aj

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

  • Word Eater

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

  • Hadrian999

    watch her get deported next week

  • Hadrian999

    watch her get deported next week

  • http://deliverators.typepad.com Andrew Dobbs

    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.

  • http://deliverators.typepad.com Andrew Dobbs

    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.