Hundreds to take the Oath of Allegiance at the Coliseum

600 to take the Oath of Allegiance at the Coliseum

Wednesday, more than 600 people will become U.S. citizens.

A naturalization ceremony will take place for the first time at the El Paso County Coliseum.

634 immigrants from 33 different countries will make their way to the venue to take the Oath of Allegiance.

Last year, over 728,000 people were naturalized throughout the country and around the world

4,520 were here in El Paso.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will host today’s ceremony for the new citizens.

U.S. District Judge David Guaderrama will preside.

The soon-to-be new citizens have fulfilled the requirements established by Congress.

The foreign-born citizens will get to enjoy nearly all the same benefits, rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S. citizens, including the right to vote.

The event will take place at 10 a.m.

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