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Stamford Defansè

Alejandra's immigration story

By John Breunig (opinion)

If you want to feel a sense of appreciation for being an American on this Independence Day, talk to a new one.

This will be Alejandra Gomez’s first Fourth of July as a U.S. citizen. She’s a native Colombian, lived for 20 years in Venezuela, came to the United States six years ago and was sworn in at a ceremony in Hartford in March.

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