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My cleaning lady is going to be an American!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by SolarMan, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. This is one of the happiest days of my life.

    My cleaning lady, from Brazil, just passed the "test" and her swearing in is in a couple months.

    I wasn't her sponsor to come here, but shortly after we met I started talking to her about becoming a US citizen.

    Every time she came over she would ask me to tell her about America and teach her what I knew.

    Finally, a couple months ago, she told me she was ready but she couldn't afford the application fee.

    I paid it for her. (and found it sad to wonder how many can't complete the path because they don't have the extra cash on hand.)

    I am So Proud of Her!

    Congratulations Samy!

    [I don't expect any responses to this - just so pumped up I wanted to share!]




  2. tbplayer59


    Jan 20, 2013
    Will she be content staying a cleaning lady?
  3. fenderhutz

    fenderhutz Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    Harpers Ferry WV
    She will have to change her title to Super American Cleaning Lady.
  4. Thick McRunfast

    Thick McRunfast Not just good, good enough

    Sep 30, 2012
    Portland, Oregon USA
    Not to pick nits or anything but if she's from Brazil she already is an American.

    But congratulations to her and well done to you as well. It is something to be excited about. I've had a couple of people that have worked for me over the years and assisting them in getting their citizenship was satisfying to say the least.
  5. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Very cool! You did a good thing, kudos.:)
  6. giacomini


    Dec 14, 2008
    Florianopolis - Brazil
    Endorsing: Copetti Guitars
    That's very nice.

    Before I married and had kids I was thinking about going United-Statian too. :D

    I lived about an year in the Philadelphia area back in 2003 and I fell in love with US, but after I came back and got my kids going back for good isn't an option anymore.

    Maybe this year or the next I'll take the family on vacation up there...
  7. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
  8. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007

  9. Topspin

    Topspin What's my name again?

    Dec 15, 2010
    I played Tom Sawyer with a pick once. Shame on me.
    I was caught completely off guard... YOU MADE ME SPILL MY RED BULL. :mad:
    Well done, good sir!

    And good for your cleaning lady! Glad she could join us Americans in our insanity. :D
  10. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    OHHH! That's Alice! I get it! :hyper:
  11. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Isso significa que Sam o açougueiro vai tentar escapar-me a sua carne pela porta de trás um par de vezes por semana?

    If you translate that back to English with the Google translator, it's creepier than what I originally intended!
  12. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    escape me your flesh? Lost in translation...
  13. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Congrats to your cleaning lady. We are a nation of immigrants and the children of immigrants. Wll all the cultures one day meld into one. Would we be Italians then? :D We could do worse. No offense to our Italian brothers and sisters, I love your culture.
  14. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    On a related note, here's what happens when you translate the lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air theme to another language then translate it back to English.

  15. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    Something about Sam the butcher slipping packages of meat through the back door......
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That guy had to show up ... OK, but go anywhere in the world and say you're an American and they're going to think you're from the United States of America - not South America, Central America, Canada, Mexico or anywhere else.

    Anyway, the news is fantastic! Immigration as it's meant to be.
  17. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007

    :D :D

    Congratulations to her!
  18. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Now the rest of the world can hate your cleaning lady along with the rest of us!
  19. sloasdaylight

    sloasdaylight Banned

    Feb 4, 2009
    Tampa, Florida, US
    And yet you do...
  20. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear

    Aug 14, 2000
    No.... Noooo.....

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