Group of immigrants from 46 countries naturalized at U.S. citizenship ceremony
Nearly 1,000 immigrants become U.S. citizens follow an immigration ceremony South Central El Paso.
The latest group of Americans celebrated their milestone with their families and friends.
The El Paso County Coliseum was filled with immigrants from 46 countries, from Australia to Nigeria.
Citizenship ceremonies in El Paso happen about once a month, according the United States and Immigration and Citizenship Services. They last about an hour.
An emotional part was after the oath of allegiance when the judge said my fellow Americans and the crowd erupted in cheers.
Ivan Cabello has been waiting five years to become naturalized.
“Man it feels awesome. I've waited for this day for so many years. I feel good. I feel blessed,” he said.
The oldest in the group was a 90-year-old man from Mexico and the youngest was an 18-year-old from China.
Tonight on CBS4 at 10 p.m. hear what families in attendance had to say about families being separated and other immigration issues happening along the U.S.-Mexico border.