THE NEWS CALLS THIS “MARRIED” COUPLE AMERICA’S MODERN PILGRIMS.
None of the f*cks featured in the NY Daily News story linked below should be dignified by calling them pilgrims.
The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. These fruits landed in a gay bar or something.
Excerpt from the New York Daily News
Forget turkey and all the trimmings. This Thanksgiving, these Americans are just hungry for the chance to start living their dream as new U.S. citizens.
They have withstood a barrage of brutal and unrelenting anti-immigrant rhetoric for more than a year:
Build the border wall.
Crack down on sanctuary cities.
Block migrants from certain Muslim-majority nations.
Amid it all, there have been protests and counterprotests, controversial executive orders and a flurry of lawsuits and last-minute court rulings.
The Daily News talked to a handful of modern-day pilgrims to gauge their thoughts on life in the U.S. amid the turbulent climate.
Here are their stories.
Dylan Akdeniz, 32, Turkey
Akdeniz has a whole lot to be thankful for, starting with his freedom.
The 32-year-old flight attendant no longer has to worry about facing possible persecution in his homeland for being gay.
“One of the reasons I moved to the United States is that people have more freedom to be themselves,” said Akdeniz, who hails from the southern coastal city of Adana. “Just being yourself and being gay. In my country, it’s not illegal, but it’s not accepted.”
Akdeniz lives in Tottenville, Staten Island, with his husband.
This year, he plans to reflect on his coveted new status.
“It was a sense of achievement. It was something I always wanted,” the jet-setting Akdeniz said of attaining citizenship. “It was somewhat emotional. I saw people on their knees crying when they got their passports.”
As a citizen, he was able to sponsor his South African partner, now husband, to come to the country. The couple married in June.
Akdeniz will be enjoying Thanksgiving with friends and colleagues in Staten Island, where he said he’s surrounded by a large community of gay flight attendants. He’s planning to treat them to a Turkish treat called ravani, a sponge cake in syrup.
“I know things are changing in this country for the worse,” he said, “but I’m just excited to be a part of the American society and the American people.”
Things are changing in America for the worse, as the Muslim fudge packer says. It’s because pukes like him are stinking up the country, turning it into the third world hellholes they come from.
There are more depressing profiles of “pilgrims” at the source. Meanwhile, here are some depressing numbers.
Fast facts on citizenship
Last year, more than 972,000 people applied for U.S. citizenship, and more than 753,000 were granted it — marking a 3% jump from the year before.
In 2015, 783,000 people sought citizenship. Of those, more than 730,000 were successful in their bids to become full-fledged Americans.
In New York, Newark and Jersey City, more than 122,000 people were sworn in as U.S. citizens during 2016.
The four-step path to naturalization entails submitting an application, undergoing background checks and fingerprinting, taking the civics test and being interviewed and taking the Naturalization Oath of Allegiance. New Americans receive a certificate of citizenship.
If it were possible to travel back in time and track down Ted Kennedy and the rest who voted to make the United States what it was not intended to be, and murder them all, I’d gladly become a mass murderer.
THE REAL PILGRIMS.