Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


Bushra Salawu born in Nigeria, prepares to take the oath of... News PhotoGovernment,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,Nigeria,Oath,Office,People,Politics,Preparation,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Bushra Salawu, 18, born in Nigeria, prepares to take the oath of allegiance to the United States at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), office on February 19, 2013 in New York City. The 12th grade student at the Bronx Preparatory Charter School and daughter of a teacher said she moved from Nigeria to the Bronx, New York City, in 2000. Almost 300 foreign-born children of naturalized immigrants received citizenship certificates Tuesday at the USCIS center during the special event. Children of naturalized immigrants receive U.S. citizenship, if they arrive to the United States as minors, but they must go through a process at USCIS to receive official citizenship documents proving they have become Americans. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)