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22 children presented with citizenship certificates

Posted at 6:12 PM, Oct 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-31 18:12:34-04

BALTIMORE — On Thursday, 22 children celebrated their new U.S. citizenship.

The Citizenship and Immigration services presented citizenship certificates to the children at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. The ceremony was the first ever held at the museum and is in recognition of children who have obtained citizenship through their parents.

Some were adopted and others gained citizenship when their parents became citizenship when their parents became citizens.

"In the future it will be useful because i can go certain places...and vote," said one participant.

The children come from 17 countries including Cameroon, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Japan and Russia. Some of the children showed up in their Halloween costumes.