Immigration and Citizenship Who deserves to be an American? I was thinking about that today as the House and Senate began holding hearings on immigration reform. That train of thought was reinforced by a news release I received this morning from the Combined Forces Command Press Information Center in Kabul, Afghanistan. In the release, the U.S. military announced that 27 soldiers serving "in the front lines in the war on terror in Afghanistan" had become U.S. citizens. The special July 4th naturalization ceremony was held at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.