Mrs. Paco became a U.S. citizen on Citizenship Day in 1984, at a large ceremony at the Orange Bowl in Miami. Vice President George H.W. Bush gave a speech, and at home that night, there was a spot on the NBC news broadcast dedicated to the ceremony, and for a few seconds the screen was filled with the image of a smiling Mrs. Paco, holding 3-year-old #1 son in her arms; he was waving a little American flag. Outside the Orange Bowl, the Republican Party was doing a land office business registering legal citizens to vote.
Just another vignette from the hallowed Reagan years.