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Tristan Thompson Officially Becomes a US Citizen after Coming to the Country on a Student Visa

Gracious Egedegbe
Dec 01, 2020
09:30 A.M.

Famous Canadian-American basketball player Tristan Thompson officially became a United States citizen as announced by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services just a few days ago.

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The American Dream is intoxicating. It is the belief that anyone, regardless of their place of birth or class, can attain their version of success in a society where progress is made possible for everyone.

This is why several people across the world immigrate to this land of opportunities. It is safe to say that famous Canadian-born basketball player Tristan Thompson is one of the many souls that set their hearts on the nation's shores.

Tristan Thompson at The Amari Thompson Soiree at The Globe and Mail Centre on August 9, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

Tristan Thompson at The Amari Thompson Soiree at The Globe and Mail Centre on August 9, 2018. | Photo: Getty Images

In a recent Twitter post on the official account of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the 29-year-old was officially deemed an American citizen after coming to the country on a student visa.

They also shared a photo of the athlete taking the Oath of Allegiance, clad in a casual all-black ensemble with one hand raised in the air. The shot was accompanied by a quote from him which read:

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"I came to the US on a student visa and have always had big dreams. I'm now truly living the American dream."

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The basketball star was also congratulated by the Immigration Services for reaching his goals. He was even wished well on his new endeavor as a newly drafted Boston Celtics player for the NBA.

After the team lost one of their star players, Gordon Hayward, to the Charlotte Hornets earlier this month, they filled in the void with Thompson, who signed a two-year $19 million deal.

Despite their rocky romance and a very public cheating scandal from Thompson, the pair got back together this year.

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The citizenship announcement came as he was en route to Boston to join the Celtics after previously playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers for a whopping nine seasons.

The basketball star took to his Instagram feed on Saturday to share a photo of himself on a private jet as he made the trip. He was clad in a casual all-red ensemble and a white face cap as he sat by the window.

A day after the post, American socialite and Thompson's on-and-off girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian, took to her Instagram stories to share a somewhat cryptic message about the bad days.

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The mother of one preached about the importance of forgiveness and added another message about not letting the bad days trick one into thinking they had a bad life. It is unclear whether or not she was talking about her topsy-turvy relationship with the athlete.

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Despite their rocky romance and a very public cheating scandal from Thompson, the pair got back together this year after spending several months quarantining together in Los Angeles.

Due to the basketball star's recent draft, the love birds, who share a 2-year-old daughter True, would be commuting between Boston and Los Angeles to spend more time together. Indeed, they are only trying to be the most available parents for their beautiful child.

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