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More than 2 dozen immigrants become U.S. citizens

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The United States of America officially welcomed 30 new citizens during a naturalization ceremony in downtown Jackson Thursday morning. 

The brand new Americans represented 19 different nations, including Pakistan, Yemen, China and Italy.

The ceremony was a celebration for the individuals and their families. 

Neil Witherow from Italy said, "It's definitely a great honor and a great privilege and I want to thank, particularly the God who made this country." 

The journey to become U.S. citizens culminated with taking an oath of allegiance and being presented a certificate making their citizenship official. 

A side note -- this was one of the final proceedings in the Eastland Courthouse. 

All federal legal proceedings will be conducted in the new federal courthouse on Court Street. 

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