31 Jul '18, 8pm

After Delays, Ex-Iraqi Translator Turned Guardsman Becomes US Citizen

After Delays, Ex-Iraqi Translator Turned Guardsman Becomes US Citizen

ORLANDO, Fla. — As he waited for his citizenship ceremony to start Tuesday, Haeder Al Anbki held his breath, half-worried that someone would stop him and tell him to leave. "I'm happy but at the same I'm concerned with, is someone going to pull me out and tell me, 'You can't participate again,'" said the former Iraqi translator for U.S. troops, minutes before he took his citizenship oath. That's what happened last year to Al Anbki, who's also member of the Florida National Guard . But everything went smoothly at his ceremony Tuesday in Orlando, Florida. He recited the Pledge of Allegiance, said the oath of citizenship and sang along to Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." He was a citizen at last. "It's a dream becoming true," Al Anbki said after the ceremony, holding up an American flag. "After the long fight, after all these years, that flag is still standing. Going to k...

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