Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


Fourth grade student Ewelina Zdancewicz born in Poland, holds a flag... News PhotoCertificate,Flag,Government,Holding,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,People,Poland,Politics,Student,USA,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Fourth grade student Ewelina Zdancewicz, 9, born in Poland, holds a flag given to her by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), while waiting for her citizenship certificate on February 19, 2013 in New York City. Her father, a naturalized American from Poland, is an apartment maintenance worker, and their 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)