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Salvador Salort becomes Citizen at the Detroit interior of arts

Salvador Salort is America’s newest citizen after reciting a 140-word oath of allegiance at a ceremony held at the Detroit Institute of arts. Before becoming a USA citizen, Salvador Salort made frequent travels to the USA as a law student. In 2004, he went to the USA and decided to stay. He launched his career as a senior curator at the Dallas’ Meadows Museum. Additionally, he was also a Getty Foundation fellow before joining the Detroit Institute of Art in 2008. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, he held some leadership and critical curatorial posts including the institutions European Arts Department, collection strategies, and information departments. Later he served as the Allan Shelden Curator of European paintings before he was appointed the director of the museum in October 2015.

Over 100 Detroit locals gave Salvador a Standing ovation when he held up his new certificate of citizenship. The ceremony was presided by black-robed Rivera court federal judge Avern Cohn. Cohn was quick to point out that being an American citizen comes with obligations as well as rights. He told Salvador that he would not have completed the citizenship process until he registered to be an American voter. Cohn also handed the Spanish-born Salort-Pons a pocket copy of the American Constitution. At the podium, Salvador said a celebration of the American multi-racial cast and immigration is what the American culture is all about.

Salvador Salort joins over half a million immigrants who have waited years for the opportunity to take the American citizenship oath of Allegiance and vow to renounce loyalty to any sovereignty. Data from the U.S citizenship and immigration services’ show 752800 people took the oath of allegiance in the fiscal year 2016.

Applicants for the US citizenship through naturalization must reside in the US for at least five years as legal permanent residents. Additionally, the applicants must demonstrate English proficiency, must undertake and successfully pass an examination on American government and history.