More than 700 immigrants sworn in as United States citizens


740 immigrants were sworn in as new U.S. citizens at the El Paso County Coliseum on Thursday.

The 1st Armored Division Band from Fort Bliss performed the national anthem to welcome in the new citizens.

The process of naturalization is granted to individuals who fulfill the following set of requirements established by Congress:

  • Be at least 18 years old at the time of filing.

  • Be a permanent resident for at least 5 years.

  • Be able to read, write, and speak basic English.

Last fiscal year, more than 750,000 immigrants were naturalized nationwide. Officials say approximately 5,300 of those individuals were naturalized through the El Paso Field Office.

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