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More than 30 people earn the privilege of US citizenship

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 by Isa Baza

Guam - Many of us take for granted just how lucky we are to be United States citizens. That is not the case however, for those who formally received their citizenship at the District Court of Guam this morning. Despite being a long and trying process, over 30 people from 3 different countries made it to the citizenship ceremony.

Lenora Jamila shared her story with KUAM News, saying it took her nearly 20 years to become a citizen. And 70-year-old Pascual Palomo, from the Philippines, said, "I want to be a US citizen because it is safe here, it is good, it is democratic, and really, I'm very proud to be an American citizen."

As US citizens they will now be afforded rights such as the right to vote and run for office, and responsibilities such as paying taxes and defending the US Constitution.
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