CU grad works toward citizenship amid political debate

Posted at 11:47 PM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-01 01:47:36-04

DENVER -- Anh Nguyen is on his way to becoming a U.S. citizen, "dual citizenship would be my ultimate goal," he says.

A citizen of Vietnam, he's also a high-tech entrepreneur, a graduate of CU and big supporter of the American dream of being a businessman.

Even though he is not able to vote, he is paying attention to words coming from Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.   

"I've been following the U.S. election. It's very interesting this year. Very interesting."

As Donald Trump unveiled his much anticipated immigration plan Wednesday night, its impact on Anh, who is clearly here legally, is a bit murky.

"There is only one core issue in the immigration debate. And that issue is the well-being of the American people," said Trump at an Arizona rally.

While Anh has some reservations about Trump, he hopes whomever is in office, will allow him to become a contributing citizen -- a foundation of the country.

"Isn't that what the American dream is about? You work hard, you pay taxes, you do everything legally, you earn what you're supposed to get."

While immigration is generating a lot of discussion, other issues are more important. According to Pew Researchers, issues surrounding the economy and safety rank higher.


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