Sunday, July 31, 2011

Manuel Lara Lopez

Country of origin: Mexico

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin says he has given the oath of citizenship to close to 10,000 immigrants in 7½ years, often in packed halls, but no ceremony was like the one he held Wednesday.

Yeakel read the oath in the backyard of a modest house in South Austin, granting a terminally ill man his last wish.


To find out the rest of Manuel Lara Lopez's story, see the rest of the article at statesman.com.

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