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TAMPA — One by one, an immigration official called the countries of origin for the nearly 70 immigrants who became Americans during a recent citizenship ceremony.
They came from 31 nations, including Belgium, Chad, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Thailand. When Brazil was announced, Luisa Goethe of Tampa stood. She started to cry, wiping tears from her face as she smiled.
A 29-year-old mother of two who works in property management, she came to the United States 15 years ago. Goethe became eligible for citizenship in 2014, but put it off since the processing fee is $725.
When Donald Trump was elected president, gaining her citizenship became urgent. She worried her green card
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