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The Next America - Immigration 2012 / Immigration

Immigrants Take Oath to Become U.S. Citizens -- PICTURES

July 2, 2012

Come Independence Day, thousands of immigrants will officially become American citizens. Last year, 24,000 became naturalized in ceremonies from June 24 through July 4, according to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Aside from cities from sea to shining sea, citizenship will be bestowed upon members of the military serving in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and Kabul, Afghanistan. In years past, hundreds of immigrants have proudly taken the oath to pledge allegiance to the flag, as this gallery shows.

Shyima Hall, who was forced to work as a servant for an Egyptian family, takes the U.S. citizenship oath during a ceremony in Montebello, Calif.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Navy sailor Maria Palacios joins 200 other Marines and sailors at a ceremony at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, Calif.(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

Yasin Aden, an immigrant from Somalia, recites the Pledge of Allegiance during naturalization ceremonies at Boston's Fenway Park.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

 

Hiep Doan, front, a resident of Boston and immigrant from Vietnam, sings his new national anthem along with some in the crowd during naturalization ceremonies at Fenway Park.(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, the voice of the most popular Spanish-language radio show in the United States, expresses his joy after taking the citizenship oath at the Los Angeles Convention Center.(AP Photo/Damian)

Six U.S. servicemen participate in the naturalization ceremony in Dallas.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

 

Among 13 immigrants taking the oath in Philadelphia, from left: Milan Bosnic, from Bosnia; Angel Bayas, from Ecuador; Yuexiu Ou, from China; and Juan Alfaro, from Honduras.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Carmen Valiente holds a flag to which she pledges her allegiance after becoming a citizen in Hialeah, Fla., in 2009.(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

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