There’s nothing on earth quite like being an American. We are all blessed to have been born in the greatest nation in human history and we understand what a privilege it is. We also understand that immigrants contribute a lot to this country and if they come here the right way they can come and stay as long as they want.
This week, rock legend Billy Idol officially learned what it means to be an American.
From The Daily Wire:
“It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony,” the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wrote in a tweet. “Congratulations on Billy Idol on becoming a #newUScitizen today in Los Angeles, CA.”
The British rocker, author of the mega-hit “White Wedding,” held a U.S. flag as he took the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance on Wednesday.
How cool is that?
From The Daily Mail:
In 1981, after co-founding the punk rock group Generation X in the UK, he moved to New York where he embarked on launching a solo career.
His first self-titled album which contained the single White Wedding was released in 1982 and his follow-up album Rebel Yell – with the hit single of the same name and the hit single Eyes Without A Face – made him a star.
In the late 80s he moved to Los Angeles where he has been based ever since.
Billy, 62, recently announced he would play 10 concerts as part of a Las Vegas residency at the Palms Casino Resort in 2019.
In order to become a naturalized US citizen, a person must have been a permanent resident or ‘Green Card’ holder for at least five years, be able to read, write and speak basic English and be ‘of good moral character.’
The Oath of Allegiance includes swearing to renounce allegiances to any foreign power and ‘to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’
Congrats Billy and welcome to this great country.