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By Andi Bourne

Walton's Path to Citizenship

From Brazilian to American


Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Seeley Lake resident Adriana Walton became a U.S. Citizen Oct. 20 and voted in the general election Nov. 8. She is pictured with her husband Robert.

SEELEY LAKE – Seeley Lake resident Adriana Walton was sworn in as a United States (U.S.) citizen Oct. 20. While becoming a citizen was never a dream of hers, the security and ability to live freely with her husband and participate in elections was enough impetus to trade in her green card.

Adriana was raised in Araras, Brazil. During high school, her least favorite class was English.

"I thought that [because] I come from a poor family, I will never travel outside of Brazil. Why do I need to learn English?" said Adriana.

Adriana started working at age 14 to help support her family. She wo...

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