Kids and youth become US citizens at naturalization ceremony
Posted by Ben McAdams
August 7, 2018
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I recently had the honor to speak to kids and their families at a naturalization ceremony where 17 young people took the oath of citizenship. It is an inspirational event – to see new hope and opportunity for these families come to life. Many of these families come to America against challenging odds, escaping danger and trauma. New Americans should be proud of their new identity as United States citizens, while remembering their roots. Where they come from - their cultures and history - should be a strong foundation as they grow here in their adopted home.
I believe that our nation’s success is due in no small part to the energy, ideas and cultural diversity these individuals bring to our community. It is an honor for me to welcome these new citizens.
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