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Updated: 04/16/2018 08:46:02AM

Recipe for ‘American Melting Pot’

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By PHIL ATTINGER

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SEBRING — Somewhere in almost every family in the United States is a person who stepped off a boat — or a plane or a bus — to start a new life.

Much-fabled Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor mark for many a symbol of passing through the gateway from being a foreign-born immigrant to an American citizen, but it’s not that simple. Immigrants must have a sponsor, meet age requirements — unless immigrating with family — and must complete a process that requires time, paperwork and patience.

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