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City of Tulsa hosts naturalization ceremony

Posted: 11:18 AM, Apr 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-11 14:54:11-04

TULSA — The city of Tulsa hosted a naturalization ceremony Thursday at 1 p.m. at City Hall.

In the ceremony, 32 citizens from 30 different countries gave their oath of allegiance to the United States. The ceremony was part of the New Tulsans Welcoming Plan, a civic engagement vision that states that all residents fully participate in civic life by increasing access to leadership and democratic spaces.

There are close to 100 Tulsa residents who naturalize each month, officials said, but this is the first time the city of Tulsa has hosted a naturalization ceremony at City Hall.

Naturalized citizens have higher income, generate more taxes, connect with neighbors more easily and assume full rights and responsibilities in the country, officials said.

To become naturalized, residents must be at least 18 years old, be a permanent resident for several years, read and speak basic English and have a basic understanding of U.S. history and government.

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