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Answered 2006-08-31 18:03:32

So what? Don't worry about the divorce. You were a resident for five years. And as long as you were legally married and stayed out of trouble you should be granted U.S. Citizenship. Visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for specific information.

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