LIANE HANSEN, Host:
Earlier this month, one of NPR's long-time correspondents, Jackie Northam, became one of America's newest citizens. Here she explains how the U.S. naturalization process allowed her to better understand the meaning of home.
JACKIE NORTHAM: I stood during the Oath, right hand raised, my left hand holding an American flag and a white Kleenex to wipe the tears that were flowing freely. And then it was over. I and 101 other people had just become an Americans. And the very first thing I did was fill out my voter registration form and put it in the mail.
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