GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Imagine being officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen while standing on a bluff high above a national monument. For 49 people today, that's exactly how they spent their mornings.
As part of constitution week, the National Parks Services and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held a naturalization ceremony at the Colorado National Monument. 49 people officially became U.S. citizens after being sworn in, and participants were able to share stories of their journeys to become citizens.
For many, this was an emotional moment as their hard work and dedication paid off. These new citizens join nearly 45,000 others across the U.S. Those interested in applying for citizenship can now do so online through Citizenship and Immigration Services.