AceShowbiz - Michael Blackson has finally become an American citizen. "The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2" actor, who was born in Ghana before moving to New Jersey when he was 13 years old, said he can't stop smiling after he was sworn in on Wednesday, November 24.
The 48-year-old actor shared the news on his Instagram account. Sharing a picture of him raising the U.S. flag, he gushed, "They finally made me an American citizen. Only foreigners will understand why I'm smiling and what we go thru to get a green card or citizenship."
Hours prior, Michael gave fans a look at his green card. In the caption of the post, he wrote, "I'm showing ya this because I have to turn this in back to the U.S immigration today at 10 in Los Angeles . For those who have no idea what this is it's a green card and now you know a green card is not green lol."
"I've made a living making fun of America and Americans but all jokes aside America is by far the greatest country in the world and that's why everyone comes here for an opportunity," he added. "Today I'm turning in my green card to replace it with an American citizenship certificate. I'm not going to get into details of why it took over 30 yrs to finally become a citizen but one reason was I just loved being an African and wanted to stay authentic."
"This Country has been nothing but a blessing to me especially my Black Americans who embraced me from the first time they saw me on Comic view and the movie next Friday," the comedian went on sharing. "Can't forgot my Latin Americans who also showed me love then followed by Asian Americans, Indian America then about 5 yrs ago White Americans came on board."
Before concluding his post Michael stated, "I say that because that's what makes American great is a whole bunch of people from different parts of the world came to settle in one place and that's why this is the best country in the world." He then completed his message by noting, "Can't wait to swear in so I can apply for welfare."