Eulalia Garcia Maturey, crossed the Rio Grande in 1908 into Brownsville, Texas as a baby in her mothers arms. On Tuesday, at the age of 101, she finally became a U.S. citizen.
According to CNN, Eulalia wants to "spend the rest of my days in this life living legally in the United States, I was raised here, and I want to die here."
She was able to finally become naturalized because of a lawful entry card that she protected for 69 years. During that time she was unsure of her citizenship status and crossed the border into Mexico to see family freely. When the laws changed in 2008 and passports became required she knew she had to settle her status once and for all.