Nearly 100 people become US citizens in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- As President Obama was being sworn into office, nearly 100 people in the Las Vegas valley raised their right hands to become US citizens.
The naturalization ceremony took place at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Visitor's Center. Ninety-eight people from 38 different countries took the Oath of Allegiance and received their citizenship.
The road to becoming an American isn't an easy one. Some of the local families have been waiting years.
"That equality and that freedom is something that we highly value and we don't take that for granted," said new citizen Annie Abraham.
This was the first naturalization ceremony to take place at Red Rock Canyon.