Logan County resident to become U.S. citizen May 2
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CHESTNUT — A resident of the
small town of Chestnut will be sworn in as a United States citizen
during a ceremony on May 2 at the Old State Capital in downtown
Springfield. Cesar Andrade DeVargas is humbly looking forward to the
privilege. He has had a long wait on his journey to apply for
citizenship, meeting several roadblocks in the application process.
Cesar Andrade is a well-loved citizen of the Chestnut community. He
and his wife, Rosa, moved to Chestnut eight years ago, bringing
their newborn daughter, Lupita, and buying the local restaurant.
Along the way, their second child, Juan Roberto, arrived, and they
then purchased a new home.
Originally from Guanajuato, Mexico, Andrade came to the United
States and began to work in several chain restaurants. He worked his
way up to catering services and training new restaurant staff. His
goal was to own his own business and live and raise his children in
a small-town environment.
While owning and managing the Chestnut Family Restaurant, he has
become a volunteer fireman with the town's fire department. He often
manages community fundraising dinners and hosts a monthly Sunday
brunch. He is excited about his citizenship ceremony because it's a
dream come true.
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Following the ceremony in Springfield, his regular
customers will host a party at his restaurant at approximately 5
p.m. to celebrate his new citizenship.
[Text from file received from Rebecca