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The road to U.S. citizenship, on today's Patt Morrison show

Photo by US Army Korea-IMCOM/Flickr (Creative Commons)

A cake at a U.S. military naturalization ceremony in Korea, December 2008

This afternoon's Patt Morrison show on 89.3 KPCC will be examining the process of becoming a U.S. citizen: how long it takes, how expensive it is, and what it takes for immigrants to navigate a complicated legal system.

The show airs from 1 to 3 p.m. At 2 p.m. an immigration expert will be in the studio to answer questions about how to surmount barriers to naturalization. If you’re going through the naturalization process, or if you recently obtained citizenship, KPCC would like hear your questions and experiences.

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(In 2008, a record 1,046,539 people took the citizenship oath. The number of new citizens for every year since 1907 can be found in the Department of Homeland Security's 2009 Yearbook of Immigration Statistics.)

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