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Continued: Naturalization ceremonies grow in Minnesota, nationwide

  • Article by: BEENA RAGHAVENDRAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 13, 2014 - 11:48 PM

“I’ve been waiting for this for a long time — to become a U.S. citizen,” he said.

Beena Raghavendran • 612-673-4649







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    Friday June 13, 2014

    To work with the increase, the federal district courts in Minnesota have transitioned this year from biweekly courtroom oaths...

  • New citizen Zamzam Gulled from Somalia recited the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • New citizen Anthony Pham from Vietnam waved an American flag as a recording of Lee Greenwood's song Proud to be an American played. 135 immigrants were sworn in as U.S. citizens today, Friday June 13, 2014, at the Harriet Island Pavilion overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com

  • New citizen Zamzam Gulled from Somalia recited the Pledge of Allegiance during the ceremony. 135 immigrants were sworn in as U.S. citizens today, Friday June 13, 2014, at the Harriet Island Pavilion overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River. ] GLEN STUBBE * gstubbe@startribune.com

  • guest of honor: A bald eagle, above, was an appropriate witness to the swearing-in of 130 immigrants, including Zamzam Gulled of Somalia, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, at top, during a naturalization ceremony Friday at St. Paul’s Harriet Island Pavilion.

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