New Citizens Welcomed Today

newcitizensToday in Alexandria, new Americans are welcomed to our country.

These newly naturalized residents take the oaths of office before Federal Judge Dee Drell.   Some 20 new Americans from a dozen countries raise their right hands to repeat the hard-earned oath.

They have worked hard to achieve their citizenship and it is a time-consuming process.

2 naturalizations are conducted each year in this court. These new citizens are welcomed by the judge and given their basic duties as new members of the United States population. They are urged to vote, follow the laws, and express patriotism in appropriate ways for their new homeland.

KLAX ABC 31 News 5/13/15