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Neil Young has finally gotten his U.S. citizenship!

News 24/01/2020

Neil Young's longtime dream of becoming an American citizen has finally come true!

TMZ has shared a video of the musician coming down an escalator outside Tom Bradley Hall at Los Angeles Convention Center yesterday, holding his documents in one hand and waving a small American flag on the other, with his wife, actress Daryl Hannah.

Photo credits to TMZ

Young also shared the news on his website saying, "I'm happy to report, I'm in!!"

The Canadian rocker lived in California since the mid-60s and has applied for dual-citizenship last year. "I'm still a Canadian, there's nothing that can take that away from me," he explained.

"When I recently applied for American citizenship, I passed the test," he wrote.

"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."

According to Young, there was a new policy alert for citizenship that states, "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."