Santiago Murtagh… American!

My good friend, and family member kind of, Santiago Murtagh became an American citizen on Tuesday September 23 at about 3pm.  Santi originally came to the U.S. from Argentina as a foreign exchange student and lived with Mark and Linda Cave, went to high school with Gillian, then on to college at UNL and married Sarah a little over four years ago.  That is why I say his is family kind of, Gillian has always referred to him as her brother, so I guess he is my brother-in-law.  Sarah has planed a Welcome to America Party for Oct 4th.  So lets all join in congratulating Santi on becoming a citizen, just in time to watch our economy fall apart!

Eliot posted this, I think it is fitting.

Linda took a few picture of the ceremony, I put them up of flickr

The following is the oath Santi swore to, courtesy of Linda;

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”

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3 Responses to “Santiago Murtagh… American!”

  1. America’s Absurd Immigration Waiting Line | RobotSkirts Says:

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  2. Santi Says:

    What’s a Potentate anyway?

  3. Linda Says:

    Well, duh, doesn’t everyone know a potentate is a Shriner. You know the ones in the funny hats driving funny little cars!

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