Alberto El Patron Becomes U.S. Citizen (PHOTOS)

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The Pride of Mexico became an American citizen on Thursday … as Alberto El Patron was one of nearly 550 immigrants who made it official during a ceremony.

Patron — real name Jose Alberto Rodriguez — took part in the naturalization ceremony this week and even let the judge pose with one of his championship belts afterward.

According to Fox29 in San Antonio, Rodriguez became a citizen alongside 548 immigrants from more than 78 countries.

Over the last few years, the former WWE wrestler has made headlines for all the wrong reasons — from a tumultuous breakup with Paige to no-showing the Impact Wrestling show WrestleMania weekend — so it’s nice to see him break into the news cycle for something positive.

Congrats, Alberto!