CHICAGO (TOC) — Tons of of individuals from world wide got here to Wrigley Subject Thursday morning to begin a brand new chapter of their lives, that of an American citizen.
“It is extremely emotional,” stated Maria McEvilly, from Spain.
“It means rather a lot to me,” added Louisa Losias, from Haiti.
“I’ve been on this nation for nearly 22 years now. I’ve been ready for an opportunity,” stated Manan Mehta, from India.
That is the second yr in a row the ballpark has hosted a naturalization ceremony. Final yr, 175 individuals from 45 nations pledged the Oath of Allegiance. This yr, it is 700 from 91 nations.
“That is my house. I’ve been right here virtually 20 years. I discovered my husband right here. I’ve three lovely youngsters with them and that is the place I belong,” stated Eva Kassens-Noor from Germany.
“This is without doubt one of the biggest nations on the earth. It has given me a lot alternatives as an immigrant,” stated James McGarrigle from Eire.
They convey with them completely different languages, religions, customs and traditions. However what unites them is their dream of turning into Americans, a dream that’s now a actuality.
“The sky is the restrict right here. That is the rationale I got here to America,” stated Mahendra Limbachia, from India.
“I had a dream once I was just a bit lady. That dream got here true. So immediately it’s a special occasion, such a privilege to be an American citizen,” stated Maja Brajic, from Serbia.
The brand new residents are wanting ahead to persevering with to offer again to a rustic that has already given them a lot.
“I will likely be coming into the well being care area for positive, however so lots of my associates are additionally immigrants. I see the superb issues that they’ve been doing,” stated Shreya Sriram, who moved from India together with her dad and mom when she was a toddler.
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