46 people from 26 different countries become American citizens at Trenton ceremony

Forty-six people from 26 different countries got to become American citizens this morning at a naturalization ceremony inside the Trenton City Council Chambers.



Each person took the Oath of Allegiance, and were then handed a certificate and American flag, welcoming them as citizens of the United States of America. 



"They made a choice to become citizens of the United States, and to them it's a very joyous occasion," says John Thompson with U.S. citizenship and Immigration.



All are at least 18 years old, a lawful permanent resident and have resided in the U.S. for the past five years. They must also be of good moral character and can read, write and understand the English language. 



More than 600,000 people were naturalized in 2016.


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