Manuel Lara Lopez has lived in the United States for 30 years, and has been a legal resident for 20 years, having immigrated to Texas from Mexico for a better life. He was diagnosed with advanced intestinal cancer, and said his dying wish was to become an American citizen.-INS Grants Immigrant Dying Wish For Christmas: U.S. Citizenship
What goes unquestioned in the story is that this all makes perfect sense. We buy into the State's terms, instead of questioning the imaginary nature of invisible lines that are then drawn on a map to mark the criminal gangster's territories. The man's been here in the United States for 30 years, "legal" for 20 (I guess "illegal" for the first 10?) so he had a natural right as a human being to be here anyway, and false categories such as "citizenship" just further divide the ONE human race. We must stopped falling into the State's traps and using the State's language. To do otherwise is to grant the State its biggest wish; the unquestioning obedience of the "citizens".