Neil Young has officially become a 'Canarican' after his citizenship application was delayed for months because he smoked weed, he said.
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.(CNN)Neil Young has officially become a"Canarican" after his citizenship application was delayed for months because he smoked weed, he said. The Canadian citizen moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career 54 years ago. He says he started his journey to US citizenship several months ago because he wanted to vote against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. In a November post on his website, Young criticized President Trump's refusal to acknowledge the role of climate change in exacerbating the 2018 California fires. Those fires destroyed his home."It really is time for a reckoning with this unfit leader," the 74-year-old wrote.He said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times that the government's inaction on climate change was his primary motivation to start voting. Read MoreNeil Young says his US citizenship application is being held up because he uses marijuanaBut while Young said he initially passed the citizenship test, he was asked to apply again because he didn't have"Good Moral Character," he wrote on his website in November.Young referenced an April 2019 policy addition, which states that,"An applicant who is involved in certain marijuana related activities may lack GMC (Good Moral Character) if found to have violated federal law, even if such activity is not unlawful under applicable state or foreign laws."US Citizenship and Immigration Services told CNN in November that it could not comment on whether Young's application had been held up, citing privacy protections, but said the agency was required to make judgments on cases based on federal law. On Thursday, Young announced on Instagram that he had finally obtained his dual Canadian-American citizenship. His post featured a picture of himself saluting next to an American flag and a sign proclaiming,"Democrats, register to vote." Read more: CNN
MissMargoPrice Welcome home Neil✌️ So Canada made room for one more, Cher, Whoopi, Madonna, pack your three dirty shirts and hit the road. I read that wrong, anyway welcome Neil,always loved your music mediarosey Welcome to America Neil Young! We have loved your music for yrs.! That’s a Jewlute. His music sucks!!
So the POS who talks down about Americans, and made millions off of doing that is now a US citizen? What if we don't want him? We have enough snowflakes, we don't need any more. Why would a devout socialist want to become American? You’d think he’d look to Cuba or Venezuela as an alternative to Canada. Go figure.
Neil hasn't been a canadian for a long long time. Cool He has more problems than just weed. His drug history is infamous. Typical wanting to vote against Trump as his motive for citizenship. Smdh pathetic
54 Years After Moving to America, Neil Young Is Now a U.S. CitizenFifty-four years after illegally crossing the U.S. border in a Pontiac hearse, Neil Young has become an American citizen I guess he'll keep on rockin' in the free world So was the Pontiac hearse the Horse with No Name? At least it was a 'Pontiac' of sorts. 🤗🤗 Welcome to America Neil!!!!
Does Canada allow dual citizenship? So another America hater becomes an American. Great. Who gives a …. Congratulations! Just smoked weed? They didn't did to deep then. it does affect the brain Ugh he’s still alive? Welcome Neil! It’s about time. Vote for Trump old man
Neil Young Officially Becomes a U.S. Citizen in Time to Vote Against Trump in Presidential Election'I'm happy to report I'm in!!' the singer-songwriter wrote on his website on Wednesday He wasn't a citizen this long......🤔 Neilyoung keep on rockin in a free world 🙌🙌🙌 Though there are notable exceptions Entertainers,in general, are nitwits when it comes to politics.NeilYoung
Neil Young Is Officially a U.S. CitizenThe iconic singer-songwriter, who was born in Canada but has lived in the United States since the 1960s, has finally gotten his official citizenship. Neilyoung ✨✨ Neilyoung Congrats 🥳 Neilyoung Oh, Southern Man Four Dead in Ohio..............he deserves it for sure.
Neil Young Just Became A U.S. Citizen And Has A Political Message For His Fellow AmericansThe Canadian-born rock legend also teased how he'll vote in the 2020 election. Neil Young isn’t an American? This changes everything!! Im glad Neil Young had *finally* begun using his platform to pontificate on his political opinions. 🙄 I’ve loved Neil since I was a teenager (been a long, long time)!
Neil Young Gets American Citizenship After Delay Over Marijuana UseNeil Young's officially free to keep on rockin' in the free world, and free to vote against Donald Trump. O no Canada. Dual citizenship rocks!!
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