Skip to comments.World War II Vet Gets U.S. Citizenship
Posted on 04/05/2011 8:13:57 PM PDT by Kaslin
SEATTLE -- Leland Davidson always knew he was an American. Now he has a certificate from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to prove it.
Davidson, 95, was the oldest of more than 50 people who had their citizenship confirmed Tuesday in a ceremony in Seattle. Most were children of parents who have become naturalized citizens or were adopted from overseas.
Davidson, a resident of Centralia, was born in British Columbia and qualifies as a U.S. citizen because his parents were from the United States. The family moved back to the U.S. when he was 5.
Davidson grew up and served in the Navy during World War II -- another reason he is considered an American.
Wearing a plaid shirt with suspenders and blue jeans, Davidson sat in the front row Tuesday next to Irene, 89, his wife of 51 years.
Looking on were 28 family members spanning five generations.
Davidson said he didn't feel any different after receiving his certificate. However, his daughter Rose Schoolcraft said the ceremony marked the end of a difficult, yearlong process filled with sometimes frustrating bureaucracy.
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Too bad it’s over 60 yrs late. Bless the man
CIS really stepped on their privates on this one. With all the obvious illegals floating around this country they chose to pick on this guy. Heck with all the illegals floating around his town, I can’t figure out how they decided to pick on this guy.
If you work for CIS and this guy walks into your office you should be kissing his butt and getting him a cup of coffee. Instead the family had to get a Senator involved.
You said it
And double his SS pension, let him enjoy his last years in peace!
We’re broke anyway, but giving money to to the wrong people.
They didn't decide to "pick on this guy". Unfortunately, CIS is so screwed up that this kind of performance is TYPICAL. My business partner is from South Africa. He and his family moved here about fifteen years ago. Their process to become citizens was long, circuitous, and expensive. And is part of the reason so many come here illegally....the legal process is so difficult/bureaucratized/inefficient/add your own descriptive term here.....