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Jose Hernandez
New citizen took a hard road, made a better life

Count to 10, Jose. Hold your breath and absorb the reality. Smile as your name is called and you head to the front of the room, one of 50 this morning at the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Baltimore whose life is about to be changed again. Your life was changed when you left El Salvador during its civil war in the 1990s. You were one of the lucky ones who got out instead of being forced to choose to fight for either the rebels or the government. The lives of the other 49 also were changed when they left their countries for myriad reasons. They, like you, speak a rainbow of languages, but rest their tongues in English. Grin ear to ear, Jose Hernandez, when you receive you your...

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