Me, My Grandfather and Citizenship Day
One of the things I have missed since becoming an appellate judge is the naturalization ceremony. When I served as a Federal District Court judge, I performed the naturalization ceremony regularly. I would naturalize some 200 immigrants at a time, from dozens of countries around the world. And when I performed that ceremony, I would take my grandfather’s naturalization certificate into the courtroom, and I would show it to the new citizens and tell them the story of my grandfather.
Thanks to Judge Chin for this moving and thoughtful Op-Ed in the New York Times to commemorate Citizenship Day. Read the full article by following the link in the title.