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Reflections On Citizenship

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My brother lords it over me when we are growing up: I was born in Costa Rica and therefore can never become President of the United States, but he can.  He was born in California, and in our minds, when we are 8 or 9, being President is a realistic goal. And it is an enviable one at that. The U.S. holds a mystique for us — we love the music, the surfer slang, the brand-name clothing, the fun treatsRead More ...

The Day My Son Became a Dual Citizen of the US and Mexico

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  I am, by no means, a great cook. Sure I may evoke some smiles from friends when I bring out my almost-famous “Tracy-lotes,” complete with butter, queso cotija and chili powder sprinkled on top. My suegros from Mexico are always gracious at Thanksgiving when I serve up one of my new creations that I pick up from one of my social media platforms. And my co-workers at last year’s holiday party kindly made room for my arroz con leche, which somehowRead More ...

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