Senator Romney addresses new citizens at naturalization ceremony

Senator Romney addresses new citizens at naturalization ceremony


Surae: THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US. I’M SURAE CHINN. Glen: I’M GLEN MILLS. GLAD TO HAVE YOU WITH US. SENATOR MITT ROMNEY WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO GREET 60 NEW CITIZENS AT A NATURALIZATION CEREMONY TODAY. IMMIGRANTS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW BEGINNING. IN WEST JORDAN, SHE RAISED THEIR HANDS TO TAKE THE OATH. YOU ARE NOW U.S. CITIZENS! Glen: IT’S THE CULMINATION OF YEARS OF HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE. GINA CAME FROM COLUMBIA FOURS YEARS AGO. I’M PROUD OF THE U.S. AS A WHOLE, BECAUSE IT’S A GREAT NATION. IT DEFENDS ALL THE PRINCIPLES I HAVE BEEN RAISED FOR. I AM ALL FOR FREEDOM, DEMOCRACY, PEOPLE’S RIGHTS. Glen: SHE’S ONE OF 62 NEW AMERICANS TO BE SWORN IN AT THIS CEREMONY. Guest: PEOPLE WHO ARE LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS CAN APPLY FOR NATURALIZATION, GENERALLY AFTER THEY’VE LIVED HERE AS LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENTS FOR FIVE YEARS. THEY HAVE TO BE OF GOOD MORALE CHARACTER, PASS THE NATURALIZATION EXAMINATION. Glen: SENATOR ROMNEY ADDRESSED THE NEW CITIZENS. HE SAYS HE WAS THINKING OF SITUATIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE, WHERE FREEDOM IS UNDER ATTACK. THERE’S A BATTLE CONSTANTLY TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS TO FREE LIVES AND LIBERTY. AND AMERICA REALLY LEADS THAT FIGHT. I’M PROUD TO SEE THIS NUMBER OF PEOPLE SWEAR ALLEGIANCE TO THE COUNTRY AND THEIR WILLINGNESS TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION. Glen: THE SENATOR SAYS HE WELCOMES THE NEARLY 1 MILLION IMMIGRANTS WHO COME HERE LEGALLY EVERY YEAR. BUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, HE SAYS, IS A REAL PROBLEM. HE SAYS CONGRESS NEEDS TO ACT ON ASYLUM LAWS, DREAMERS. AND HE’D LIKE A MERIT-BASED SYSTEM. WE NEED A GRAND COMPROMISE. AN AND FINALLY GET OUR IMMIGRATION SYSTEM NAILED DOWN BECAUSE IT’S AN AWFUL MESS AND A BLACK EYE FOR OUR COUNTRY TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER. Glen: SHE’S MINDFUL OF THAT AND HAS MIXED EMOTIONS. IT BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE THE STORIES BEHIND WHAT’S HAPPENING AT THE BORDER. BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I KNOW THERE’S RULES TO BE PUT IN PLACE AS WELL, BECAUSE YOU CANNOT JUST HAVE EVERYBODY COMING AT THE SAME TIME. Glen: U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES IS EXPECTING 5,000 PEOPLE TO GO

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