Friday, July 9, 2010

Naturalized Citizen At Long Last

Caroline J. Cordell of Currie, North Carolina became a naturalized citizen on July 4, 2010, at a Naturalization Ceremony, held during the North Carolina 4th of July Festival on the Garrison Lawn at Fort Johnston, overlooking the Southport waterfront. Caroline was born in Blackpool, England in 1983 and has lived in the United States for the past nineteen years. She has actively been seeking citizenship through most of her adult life. Caroline stated that the process of becoming a citizen was "tedious and sometimes frustrating but well worth the effort in the end". Caroline and her future husband, Christopher C. Courter, also of Currie, North Carolina have been waiting for this day for many years. Christopher and Caroline plan to be wed on July the 26th of this year. The couple has been engaged for over four years, however, the uncertainty of the immigration process kept them from making an firm wedding plans. "Now that Caroline has her citizenship papers in hand, we can finally move forward with all of the plans for our future that have been on hold," stated Christopher.

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