This week I was thrilled to attend the citizenship ceremony for my sister. While it's always thrilling to watch foreign nationals naturalize and become US citizens, especially when it’s my sister, this was a special ceremony at the New York Historical Society with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg administering the citizenship oath. Justice Ginsburg, who will mark her 25th year on the bench in August, addressed the 201 new citizens from fifty-nine countries speaking of her father's own immigration story, and said: “We are a nation made strong by people like you.” Acknowledging that the US is an imperfect union, she encouraged the new citizens to vote and foster unity. “We have made huge progress, but the work of perfection is scarcely done,” she said. Yusif Abubakari, born in Ghana, tells the New York Times. “She is supposed to be at home but she came because of me, because of us, and that made me feel so special today. May God bless her and give her more life and prosperity.” My sentiments exactly. Oh yes, and congratulations to my sister!