Personal Projects: Point of Entry: Alfredo Nicola Massa

“I became a United States citizen that December. I was 28 at the time. Actually, my father could have applied... I think if you’re like under the age of 16... I could have been an automatic United States citizen- being adopted- and could have maintained my dual citizenship. But he wasn’t aware of that, and once that time had passed... You know, he used to scare the hell out of me every January. I had to go to the post office and fill out that card by January 31st. ‘They’re gonna come and get you! You better get to the post office!’ Of course, I followed the rules and filled my card, but I could have I wish I could have kept my dual citizenship.”Alfredo Nicola MassaImmigrated to Baltimore from Calascibetta, Sicily in 1960 Interview by Ashley Minner, 6/29/17Baltimore, Maryland
Alfredo Nicola Massa

“I became a United States citizen that December. I was 28 at the time. Actually, my father could have applied... I think if you’re like under the age of 16... I could have been an automatic United States citizen- being adopted- and could have maintained my dual citizenship. But he wasn’t aware of that, and once that time had passed... You know, he used to scare the hell out of me every January. I had to go to the post office and fill out that card by January 31st. ‘They’re gonna come and get you! You better get to the post office!’ Of course, I followed the rules and filled my card, but I could have I wish I could have kept my dual citizenship.” 

Alfredo Nicola Massa 

Immigrated to Baltimore from Calascibetta, Sicily in 1960 

 

Interview by Ashley Minner, 6/29/17 

Baltimore, Maryland