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Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?
Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?

This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama: “Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn’t technically his country didn’t occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and Jamaica. ‘I didn't even think of myself as a noncitizen,’ he said, until he began thinking about becoming a pilot.” There is a fast track to citizenship for legal permanent residents who serve in the armed forces. Still, the reference to America not “technically” being Harris’ country...

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