Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens

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Eighth grade student Anastasiya Varanetskaya born in the Ukraine,... News PhotoCertificate,Government,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,Office,People,Politics,Receiving,Student,USA,Ukraine,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Eighth grade student Anastasiya Varanetskaya, 13, born in the Ukraine, waits to receive her citizenship certificate at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), office on February 19, 2013 in New York City. Her mother, naturalized American citizen Nataliya Varanetskaya, is a medical professional, and their family lives in Brooklyn, New York City. Almost 300 foreign-born children of naturalized Americans 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)