Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


Ifeozuwa Oyaniyi born in Nigeria, holds flags given to him by the... News PhotoCertificate,Flag,Government,Holding,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,Nigeria,People,Politics,Receiving,USA,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Ifeozuwa Oyaniyi, 5, born in Nigeria, holds 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, Oluwaseyi Oyaniyi, is a housing inspector, and their family lives 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)