Cantigny Welcomes New Citizens

This year, nearly 100 people, representing 29 countries made their way to Cantigny Park, to all be officially sworn in as U.S. citizens.

“It has been established that they have resided in the United States for the requisite statutory period, that they are persons of good moral character, that they are attached to the principals of the United States Constitution and form of government, and that they have met all other requirements for naturalization. I therefore respectfully move this court to admit these applicants for citizenship upon their taking the oath of allegiance as required by law,” said Associate Counsel for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Tom O’Malley.

“That I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America,” recited those being sworn in as citizens.

A time of celebration for all in attendance, like Marina Toro, who came to America from the Philippines six years ago.

“This is my dream come true. So I want to be a U.S. citizen because I love the U.S., I love this country,” said Toro.

Cantigny Park hosts the ceremony every year around Constitution Day, to celebrate the freedoms granted to all U.S. citizens.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.

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