Milwaukee Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph often presides over naturalization ceremonies as immigrants become our nation’s newest Americans. As a native Haitian, now naturalized citizen, it’s a journey she’s intimately familiar with. She explains why, to her, being an American means being hopeful about what the United States can be. 

 

 

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