Slideshow: Tacoma Welcomes 102 New Local Citizens

102 of America’s newest citizens, from 32 different nations, took the Oath of Allegiance in a special naturalization ceremony at Mt. Tahoma High School on Sept. 22 as part of Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. USCIS Seattle District Director Anne Arries Corsano administered the oath, and Congressman Norm Dicks (D-WA) delivered the keynote speech. The Sons of the American Revolution presented the colors, and local singer Ruth Angel Popp sang the national anthem.

More than 32,000 immigrants will become citizens at 158 ceremonies across the country from Sept. 14 to Sept. 22.

Photos courtesy U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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