The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service reports naturalizing 700,000 to 750,000 new citizens each year.
With the hope of making their life and the lives of their families better than what they were, many families travel a great distance, learn a new language, and try to assimilate into a new culture.
Emigrating from Mexico, that’s exactly what little Cindy did decades ago when she was just 4 years old. With English as her second language, now Tech. Sgt. Cindy Valenzuela, an intelligence specialist for the 445th Operations Support Squadron, is a Reserve Citizen Airman with a family of her own.