Neil Young was sworn in as an American citizen yesterday (January 22) in a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles.
Per TMZ, Young was joined by his wife, Daryl Hannah, and left the ceremony waving a mini-American flag. Young celebrated the moment by sharing a photo of himself on his official website at a voter registration booth.
Back in November, Young vented his frustration about becoming an American citizen and wrote on his website, “When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test. It was a conversation where I was asked many questions. I answered them truthfully and passed. Recently, however, I have been told that I must do another test, due to my use of marijuana and how some people who smoke it have exhibited a problem.”
Young continued, “The problem is defined in an April 19, 2019 addition under Attorney General [Jeff] Sessions. USCIS issued a Policy Alert which includes: ‘An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana-related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even is such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws.'”
Young, a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump, added, “I sincerely hope I have exhibited good moral character and will be able to vote my conscience on Donald J. Trump and his fellow American candidates, (as yet un-named.)”