Paw Htoo Became a Citizen
I just heard it from her son, Da Htoo, Philip Saw‘s wife, Paw Htoo recently became a citizen of the U.S. Other Burmese who want to pursue citizenship can take classes at GTCC.
I am reminded of this exchange between the Apostle Paul and a military policeman: (Act 22:28 NIV) Then the commander said, “I had to pay a lot of money for my citizenship.” “But I was born a citizen,” Paul replied.
Americans often take their citizenship for granted but a refugee has been forced from their home, traveled to a new country, obtained a green card (residency) and after four years of waiting and studying they can become a citizen. I look forward to many more Burmese becoming citizens of the United States.
Here is a link to a video about a Winston-Salem, naturalization ceremony on July 4, 2011.