Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


First grader Moussa Doucovre born in Senegal, waves flags given to... News PhotoCertificate,Flag,Government,Grader,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,People,Politics,Receiving,Senegal,USA,Waiting,WavingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: First grader Moussa Doucovre, 6, born in Senegal, waves flags given to him by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), while waiting to receive his citizenship certificate on February 19, 2013 in New York City. His father, a naturalized American citizen, works in retail in the Bronx, 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)