13 people become citizens in Hattiesburg naturalization ceremony

13 people become citizens in Hattiesburg naturalization ceremony

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than one dozen people from countries around the world gathered in Hattiesburg Thursday morning to take their final steps to become American citizens.

13 people from nations such as Zambia, Argentina, Mexico, Russia, China, India, Panama and The Philippines took the Oath of Allegiance in a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District Courthouse.

The ceremony was hosted by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett.

Each new citizen received a certificate. They also got an American flag from the Boy Scouts and were congratulated by members of the Daughters of the American Revolution.