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White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year
White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year

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. Air Force pilots are officers. Officers must be U.S. citizens. So he applied for citizenship, he said, in hopes "of serving my country even more in this way." Harris, 23, will no longer face a citizenship barrier after he goes to the White House on Friday for a naturalization ceremony. President Obama has sworn in new citizens...

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