101-Year-Old Woman Becomes a U.S. Citizen

  • Aired:  10/12/10
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Eulalia Garcia Maturey proves that, if you follow the rules, there is a legal path to citizenship, and it takes less than 102 years. (2:17)

NATION, NATION, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENERGY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADORATION.

I NEED IT BECAUSE I AM SICK TO

DEATH OF ALL THE PEOPLE OUT

THERE WHO WOULD OPEN OUR BORDERS

TO EVERY TOMAS, DIEGO AND HARRY

WHO WANTS IN.

BY THE WAY, THAT'S HARRY SPELLED

WITH A "J."

( LAUGHTER )

HARRY.

I SAY, IF YOU WANT TO BECOME AN

AMERICAN, YOU DO IT THE LEGAL

WAY.

AT THE VERY LEAST HAVE YOUR

GRANDMOTHER PLACE A FAKE BIRTH

ANNOUNCEMENT IN A HAWAIIAN

NEWSPAPER.

THAT IS WHY, FOLKS...

( APPLAUSE )

I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS.

JIM.

>> AFTER 101 YEARS, EULALIA

GARCIA MATUREY WILL BECOME A

U.S. CITIZEN.

IN 1909 MATUREY WAS JUST A BABY

WHEN SHE CROSSED INTO THE UNITED

STATES FROM MEXICO.

>> Stephen: EVEN WORSE, ALL

SHE COULD SAY WAS GA GA GOO GOO.

SPEAK ENGLISH!

( LAUGHTER )

WELL, EULALIA HAS SURVIVED TWO

HUSBANDS DURING HER LONG PATH TO

CITIZENSHIP, SO, FELLAS, IF

YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A GREEN CARD,

SHE'S SINGLE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

SO SHE'S BEEN NATURALIZED, AND

AS A LEGAL CENTENARIAN AMERICAN,

SHE IS NOW ELIGIBLE TO HAVE HER

MIRTH DAY ANNOUNCED BY WILLARD

SCOTT INSTEAD OF BY A GIANT BABY

ON SABADO GIGANTE.

OKAY.

SO WITH THIS EXAMPLE, CAN WE

JUST PUT TO REST ONCE AND FOR

ALL THIS MYTH THAT OUR

IMMIGRATION SYSTEM IS BROKEN?

EULALIA HERE PROVES THAT IF YOU

FOLLOW THE RULES, THERE IS A

LEGAL PATH TO CITIZENSHIP.

AND IT TAKES LESS THAN 102

YEARS.

NOW SHE'S ELIGIBLE TO WORK HERE

LEGALLY, PICKING CROPS, PAVING

ROADS, DOING CONSTRUCTION.

NO MORE RACING AWAY WITH HER

OXYGEN TANK WHEN GRIGGS PULLS UP

IN FRONT OF THE HOME DEPOT.

SO CONGRATULATIONS, EULALIA.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

YES.

AND NOW THAT THEY WON'T BE

ANCHOR BABIES, FEEL FREE TO

START PUM

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