Chicago Sun Times

July 17, 2020

Rissi Pacheco didn’t think her voice mattered despite attending protests. Pacheco, 30, lived in fear because of her immigration status. But that all changed because of a ceremony that took less than 10 minutes.

“I’ve been wanting to fight full force, but I haven’t been able to because I can’t get arrested,” said Pacheco, who was sworn in this past week as a U.S. citizen. “I’m unleashed.”

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