The Canadian citizen moved to Los Angeles to pursue his musical career 54 years ago. He says he started his journey to American citizenship several months ago because he wanted to vote against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
In November to send
on his website, Young criticized President Trump’s refusal to recognize the role of climate change in the 2018 California fire exacerbation. Those fires destroyed his home.
“It is really time to deal with this unsuitable leader,” wrote the 74-year-old.
He said in a interview
with the Los Angeles Times that government inaction on climate change was his primary motivation to start voting.
But while Young said he initially passed the citizenship test, he was asked to apply again because he didn’t have “Good Moral Character”, he he wrote
on its website in November.
Young referred to April 2019 policy
In addition, it states that “an applicant who is involved in certain marijuana-related activities may not have GMC (Good Moral Character) if it is found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not illegal under state law. or applicable foreign “.
American citizenship and immigration services he told CNN in November
who could not comment if Young’s application had been rejected, citing privacy protections, but said the agency was required to judge cases based on federal law.
Thursday announced Young Instagram
who had finally obtained his dual Canadian-American citizenship.
His post featured a photo of himself waving at an American flag and a sign saying “Democrats, register to vote”.