Throughout my various research topics I have found that it is important to make sure that the audience fully understands the terms being used. While the article was articulate, well organized, and informative, I believe that there is always room for more definitions. Especially in the beginning of a semester and the start of a new project, terms like “citizen,” “naturalization,” and “immigration” ought to be defined. So according to webster dictionary, here’s what I’ve got:
one entitled to the rights and privileges of a freeman
a member of a state : a native or naturalized person who owes allegiance to a government and is entitled to protection from it.
a civilian as distinguished from a specialized servant of the state.
to confer the rights of a national on: to admit to citizenship
to introduce into common use or into the vernacular
to cause something to become established as if native
1. a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.
I really enjoyed the review of naturalization laws and changes, many of which I didn’t fully know of understand and I look forward to continuing to learn more throughout the semester and hear what stuck out to each of us as peers and colleagues.