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  1. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I became an American citizen yesterday. :) And now I start the fun process of getting a passport, getting a new SNN card, registering to vote and changing my name on all other important documents...

    I became an American citizen yesterday. :)

    And now I start the fun process of getting a passport, getting a new SNN card, registering to vote and changing my name on all other important documents while Covid-19 rages on.

    11 votes
  2. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    Update: the website says that passport applications are still being allowed, but to expect significant delays due to Covid-19. I scheduled an appointment at the post office, so hopefully...

    Update: the website says that passport applications are still being allowed, but to expect significant delays due to Covid-19. I scheduled an appointment at the post office, so hopefully everything should go according to plan.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    As a new American citizen how should I celebrate?

    As a new American citizen how should I celebrate?

    4 votes
  4. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    I have not yet. The Oath Ceremony was actually pretty quick and afterwards I went home and then went to work. But I did take the little flag with me to my job! Kept it in my apron pocket (damn...

    I have not yet. The Oath Ceremony was actually pretty quick and afterwards I went home and then went to work.

    But I did take the little flag with me to my job! Kept it in my apron pocket (damn thing fell out a couple of times) as a sort of mini celebration.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    Ha, as funny as number 1 is, I don't think I could ever actually that out loud, I'm not giving up on this place just cause of one controversial president. I'm not mentally impaired (at least, not...

    Ha, as funny as number 1 is, I don't think I could ever actually that out loud, I'm not giving up on this place just cause of one controversial president.

    I'm not mentally impaired (at least, not that I know of) so number 2 wouldn't work for me.

    In regards to number 3, I typically just resort to passive-aggresive comments and side eye.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    I'm soooo grateful for my parents and their lawyer doing the brunt work. I've heard of people waiting over 15-20 years!

    I'm soooo grateful for my parents and their lawyer doing the brunt work. I've heard of people waiting over 15-20 years!

    5 votes
  7. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    I didn't know I could do this at a library; how long will it be until I get a response from them?

    I didn't know I could do this at a library; how long will it be until I get a response from them?

    2 votes
  8. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    Don't they take your documents though? I don't feel entirely comfortable giving away my documents if they're just gonna hold on to them and tell me no.

    Don't they take your documents though? I don't feel entirely comfortable giving away my documents if they're just gonna hold on to them and tell me no.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    To be honest, my parents and the immigration lawyer did pretty much all the work so I don't know much about the paperwork. But once I was approved to be a permanent resident (at 18) the process...

    To be honest, my parents and the immigration lawyer did pretty much all the work so I don't know much about the paperwork. But once I was approved to be a permanent resident (at 18) the process became a lot easier; at that point it was a lot more streamlined, basically "show up at this place with this paper and these documents and then we'll sign it and you'll be on your way".

    6 votes
  10. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    Okay, thanks for the link.

    Okay, thanks for the link.

    3 votes
  11. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    Thank you! I really want to apply for a passport, but I heard they're only letting you if you have a life or death situation (which I do not).

    Thank you!

    I really want to apply for a passport, but I heard they're only letting you if you have a life or death situation (which I do not).

    2 votes
  12. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    I am definitely old enough at the ripe old age of 23. Is it not possible to register online to vote?

    I am definitely old enough at the ripe old age of 23.

    Is it not possible to register online to vote?

    4 votes
  13. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    I wanted to do that, but I heard they're not letting anyone apply for one unless it's a life or death emergency. :/ Since I'm a first time applicant though, could a special case be made for me?

    I wanted to do that, but I heard they're not letting anyone apply for one unless it's a life or death emergency. :/

    Since I'm a first time applicant though, could a special case be made for me?

    3 votes
  14. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    That's just how immigration to the U.S. works, my man. Takes a lot of time and a lot of money. (applying to become a citizen cost me about $750)

    That's just how immigration to the U.S. works, my man. Takes a lot of time and a lot of money. (applying to become a citizen cost me about $750)

    8 votes
  15. Comment on I just became a US citizen today in ~talk

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    Thanks! Not yet, I had to go to work. (still at work) Can you register to vote online if you're in Texas?

    Thanks!

    Not yet, I had to go to work. (still at work)

    Can you register to vote online if you're in Texas?

    3 votes
  16. I just became a US citizen today

    I took the Oath to become an American citizen today, after having lived in the U.S. since I was a little girl. I'm glad to have finally done this, but I'm wondering on what to do next. Any and all...

    I took the Oath to become an American citizen today, after having lived in the U.S. since I was a little girl. I'm glad to have finally done this, but I'm wondering on what to do next.

    Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated.

    44 votes
  17. Comment on You’re getting used to masks. Will you wear a face shield? in ~health.coronavirus

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    I agree wholeheartedly with everything you've said. I work in a grocery store, and while I do see many customers wearing masks and gloves, I've been secretly complaining about them to my...

    I agree wholeheartedly with everything you've said.

    I work in a grocery store, and while I do see many customers wearing masks and gloves, I've been secretly complaining about them to my co-workers, because PPE is NOT a good substitute for simply staying at home.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of May 11 in ~health.coronavirus

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    Houston, Texas. Not much has happened, aside from some talk of re-opening parts of the state. I'm really not for it, to be honest, until we at least do mass testing or something. And the fact that...

    Houston, Texas.

    Not much has happened, aside from some talk of re-opening parts of the state. I'm really not for it, to be honest, until we at least do mass testing or something. And the fact that we still don't have a vaccine for Covid-19 worries me. I understand that creating vaccines that time, but I wish there was something of a status update on the research.

    4 votes
  19. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    It never ends for grocery store clerks, even during a pandemic. Yesterday was my first Mother's Day without my mom. I thought it'd be a difficult time but it wasn't. A while ago, I bought an...

    It never ends for grocery store clerks, even during a pandemic.

    Yesterday was my first Mother's Day without my mom. I thought it'd be a difficult time but it wasn't. A while ago, I bought an Easter greeting card and wrote something inside to my mom and I did the same thing with a Mother's Day card this time. I guess it helps that her ashes are in my room, so it never feels like she's too far away.

    5 votes
  20. Comment on Daily coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - April 14 in ~health.coronavirus

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    That's understandable. I wish you guys well.

    That's understandable. I wish you guys well.

    4 votes