‘This is my home now': More Asian Americans are moving to this Sacramento County community

After his citizenship ceremony at Memorial Auditorium in 2015, YK Chalamcherla stepped out into downtown Sacramento, picked up a small American fla...

November 26, 2022
4:00 AM

After his citizenship ceremony at Memorial Auditorium in 2015, YK Chalamcherla stepped out into downtown Sacramento, picked up a small American flag handed out by children and took a 'fresh breath.' He recalled thinking, just an hour prior to the ceremony, that the U.S. was not his home and could ask him to leave at any time. His mind had changed. 'This is my home now,' he recalled thinking as his eyes welled up recently with tears. Sign up here to receive our free weekly Bee Connected newsletter, where we catch up on news in Folsom — dining, shopping, real estate, schools, events and more.

Alex Muegge