Illegal Immigrant in Arizona Hopes to Gain Citizenship

Michael Nazario came to the U.S. when he was three, and now may become a citizen.
3:00 | 08/15/12

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After years of fighting this is the moment Michael -- -- has been waiting for all his life. This my country as my home and as a -- -- Michael came to the US from Mexico when he needs just three years old -- -- -- -- checkpoint and strossen to -- -- doors which -- him to the land of opportunity. Now with pen to paper. He's hoping this form will bring him closer to becoming an official American citizen. But his desire for citizenship goes much steeper than the need for documentation. It go back to this day in 2001. I remember one day. Waking up and turning on the -- me. And this was in this was September 11 -- -- the towers on fire. And that picture had always -- in my -- an image that made him want to join the armed forces and serve -- patriotism. Right what this country stands for opportunity. For many people. And that's why a lot of -- wanted to serve my country. And although this process won't allow him to fight for his country -- yet it brings -- much closer to making his dreams come true. -- the different -- ABC fifteen news.

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