Americas

    • Security was tight as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson administered the oath of allegiance to America's newest citizens at Federal Hall, New York, May 22, 2014. (Adam Phillips/VOA)
    • A total of 75 immigrants from 31 countries took the Oath of Allegiance in Federal Hall in New York City, May 22, 2014. (Adam Phillips/VOA)
    • After the naturalization ceremony, Lesya Lysyj stands with her husband Bo and her son Lev on the steps of Federal Hall overlooking the New York Stock Exchange, May 22, 2014. (Adam Phillips/VOA)
    • Isatu Lama Bah, originally of Sierra Leone, finally became a citizen after a long and difficult legal and bureaucratic road, New York, May 22, 2014. (Adam Phillips/VOA)

    Naturalization Ceremony in New York

    Published May 23, 2014

    Every year, in naturalization ceremonies throughout the United States, hundreds of thousands of immigrants become American citizens.


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