Saturday, July 3, 2010

Our Newest Citizens


The Fiesta of Independence at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix is one of the largest naturalization ceremonies in the Phoenix area. Every year it’s held on the 4th of July weekend, when the college turns their gym into a US federal courtroom.
In the past, they’ve welcomed as many as 400 new citizens, this year it was a comparatively small crowd; only about 190 people from around the world became US citizens. 
There are more photos from this year’s ceremony in my archive and available from ZUMA Press