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04/25/14 — Military spouse among those taking citizenship oath Saturday

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Military spouse among those taking citizenship oath Saturday

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on April 25, 2014 1:46 PM

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Mei Parker, a personal chef in Fayetteville with her own business, has lived in the U.S. for 25 years but officially becomes an American citizen on Saturday during a ceremony at the N.C. Pickle Festival. Nearly 60 people are expected to participate in the ceremony in downtown Mount Olive at 9 a.m.

Mei Parker left her home in Malaysia at 21, when she married her military husband. They initially lived in California before settling in Fayetteville. After 25 years in the U.S., she has been in this country longer than her homeland....

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