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26 new citizens naturalized in BR ceremony

3 years ago November 18, 2011 Nov 18, 2011 Friday, November 18 2011 Friday, November 18, 2011 3:23:14 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - More than two dozen people became U. S. citizens today in a naturalization ceremony in Baton Rouge.

Some of the new Americans have been living in the country for decades, while others said they fled to the U. S. to escape turmoil in their own countries.

Jebbea Maanga of Liberia said becoming a citizen was a "wonderful journey" for her.

"The American dream, I started fulfilling it today," Maanga told News 2. "I know I can make a contribution. I can make an impact, for the new generation."

About 200,000 people become U. S. citizens every year.

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