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.


You May Like

Computer Crash Halts US Visa, Passport Operation

Problems with database have resulted in extensive backlog of applications, affected State Department's consular offices all over the world More

Migrant Issues Close to Home Spur Groups to Take Action

Groups placing water, food in the desert, or aiding detainees after release, have one common goal: no more deaths of migrants crossing illegally into the US More

World Bank: Boko Haram Stalls African Aid Projects

Islamist group’s terrorism sets back agriculture, health efforts in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria More