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Orioles Hall of Famer Melvin Mora on becoming U.S. citizen: 'I finally did it'

Orioles Hall of Famer Melvin Mora on becoming U.S. citizen: 'I finally did it'

Melvin Mora’s desire to become a U.S. citizen was years in the making, born when the former Orioles third baseman established permanent residency in the Baltimore area shortly after the birth of his quintuplets 16 years ago. But as his children grew older, they started the push for him to go through the naturalization process.  

All five – born to national attention at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2001 – became dual citizens about four years ago, when Mora petitioned for them to also become citizens of his native Venezuela. And much like their father wanted them to have dual citizenship years ago, they soon wanted the same for him.

On Wednesday afternoon,...

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