I was born in the United States by my parents who are from Dominican Republic, and moved to the U.S in which they gave birth to me. I was the only one in my family who was considered a citizen of the United States. This meant that my parents were unable to vote even if they really wanted to. Moving into 2018 my Father decides to take the exam again to be considered a citizen, and I would see him in the living room studying for the exam. This was when I didn't know that both him and my Mom took it before and failed, so it's the day of the exam, and my dad comes back. I see him with a American flag, as well as a card with his face on it. I ask him about the things he brought in, and he tells me he passed the exam and is now a citizen of the U.S.
– Steven Maldonado