'Like living a dream': New citizens reflect on July 4th oath ceremonies

Over 7,000 immigrants took their oath of citizenship this Independence Day in ceremonies across the country.
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We talked a lot about immigration the Sunday asylum seekers refugees and those fighting to come to America. Well for over 7000. Immigrants the long journey to becoming an American citizen ended this week in the tradition to honor independent state holidays. The oath of citizenship was administered in over 100 ceremonies across the country we congratulate. These newest Americans right. News. He's a plus the country this holiday week. Who proves them. Because in America disguised when. Vice president Mike and celebrating the fourth of July welcoming that newest Americans. From October 2001. To the end of 2018. Nearly 130000. Members of the military alone were naturalized as new citizens. This is the coined Chris Obama gave me. Army staff sergeant still vinyl car Kamal was born in Honduras. He took his citizenship vote in 2012 at a fourth of July ceremony in the white house with President Obama. After returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. All you us it was pretty amazing news guy like. Like leaving a dram. Seven years later we caught up with him in Texas he's still an active duty and says that since taking that oath he is completed two more deployments. And it's now a medical instructor for the army. He had this advice for new Americans. I wanted to be calm at citizen and leave a legacy for my son to be proud of his dad is an immigrant. He can say yes he's an immigrant. And you for for the country because it is eyes not those graduating. And then moving on weed that she is an issue. Com sellout responsibility.

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