Welcome to America, Catherine (Updated)

Catherine at a St. Louis tea party rally in 2009.

Several years ago while on a business trip to Asia my twin brother Joe met a lovely woman from China. Catherine lived in Shenzhen, the modern mainland city outside of Hong Kong. Catherine was raised in a rural community not far from Wuhan. Her family was not rich. They did not have indoor plumbing. They lived in a small home, raised chickens and farmed a small plot of land. When Catherine was old enough and brave enough she left her rural community and moved to Shenzhen. She found a job and lived in a tiny apartment.

Joe and Catherine were married in 2008 and then Catherine moved to America. She went to night school for English lessons and worked at a Sam’s Club, not because she needed to but because she wanted to. She wanted to contribute.

This morning my sister-in-law Catherine will be sworn in as a US citizen in downtown St. Louis.

She’s very excited.

Catherine (on right) with Dana Loesch and a friend from Japan at a gun shop in 2011.

Dana gave Catherine a wonderful shout-out today on her radio show.
Thank you, Dana!

Congratulations, Catherine.
And welcome to America.

UPDATE: It’s official.
Catherine and 51 others took the oath this morning in downtown St. Louis.

Here’s Catherine with friends Charlie and Rachel before the ceremony.


  • Chingachgook

    OUTSTANDING! Welcome to the United States of America, the greatest nation on earth.

  • dw dude

    is that bus’s guns in Lexington?

  • forest

    thumbs up!

  • http://www.alottatalk.com GregInSeattle

    Please help us save the US as a place of freedom and limited government! We have a lot of work ahead of us.

  • dw dude

    bud’s guns…stupid iPad

  • OldSailor

    Welcome aboard kid.

  • Nelle

    Welcome, Catherine. We hope you join the fight for freedom, while you enjoy the good life that your ancestors and ours have made possible here.

  • Goatroper

    “#11 November 30, 2012 at 10:22 am
    lincolns widow commented:

    Creepy. She is awfully young.”

    Being young is creepy? My kids are going to be very upset to hear this.


  • lemonaide

    Bravo and welcome, Catherine. Help us return the USA to where it should be: a land of opportunity and freedom for all.

  • jpmn

    Always good to see someone do it the right way. Welcome.

  • Walknot

    Woot! Welcome!

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  • Luke

    You are very beautiful, hardworking and loving, Catherine. I am sure you will make an excellent citizen. We need more people like you. God bless you and your husband. I hope you will have many children and will teach them the virtues of capitalism and freedom. So great to see you at a Tea Party rally. Your husband is a lucky man!

  • CT

    Welcome new American Catherine you certainly do add to the beauty of America.

  • jharp

    Cool story. I have made many trips to Hong Kong. Around 50. Been to Sbenzhen, Guanzhou, and other towns in the area as a well.

    And used to see anywhere from 10-20 babies riding home to the U.S. with their new parents.

    Very cool. Oh, and all girls. Not once did I see a boy.

  • snewb

    Hi there Catherine.
    You’re amongst good folks there with Jim & Dana.
    Congratulations and welcome!

  • http://unitedconservatives.blogspot.com/ Cargosquid

    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! Congratulations! Welcome home.

  • passably affable

    This is honestly the best thing I’ve read all day.

    Welcome Aboard!!!!

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  • Bubba

    And she’s hanging out with Dana?!?!?! lol

    Congratulations and welcome aboard!