Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens

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Eighth grade student Carlos Hernandez born in Peru, waits to receive... News PhotoCertificate,Government,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,Office,People,Peru,Politics,Receiving,Student,USA,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Eighth grade student Carlos Hernandez, 13, born in Peru, waits to receive his citizenship certificate the United States at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), office on February 19, 2013 in New York City. His mother, Sisi Hernandez, a naturalized American citizen from Peru, is a domestic worker and the family lives in Queens, 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)