How Long Do You Have To Be In The U.S. To Be ‘American’?

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Sene Debeli, 7, left, waves an American flag as she participates in a symbolic naturalization ceremony with her mother Shumitu Debeli, right, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Hialeah, Fla. Both Debeli and her daughter were born in Ethiopia and are U.S. citizens. Lynne Sladky/AP
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Sene Debeli, 7, left, waves an American flag as she participates in a symbolic naturalization ceremony with her mother Shumitu Debeli, right, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Hialeah, Fla. Both Debeli and her daughter were born in Ethiopia and are U.S. citizens. Lynne Sladky/AP

How Long Do You Have To Be In The U.S. To Be ‘American’?

In June, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump questioned a U.S. District Court judge’s ability to treat him fairly in a case “...because he’s Mexican”. Judge Gonzalo Curiel was actually born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana. So how long does someone have to live here to be considered “an American”? Will some always be treated as outsiders? The Morning Shift listens to your stories.