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Abingdon naturalization ceremony welcomes 15 new citizens to the United States

Naturalization ceremony in Abingdon

It was a special day in Abingdon, where the United States added 15 new citizens.

A naturalization ceremony was held at the federal court house.

People from nine different countries received certificates of citizenship, and were congratulated by family and friends.

"It's unbelievable," said Aletta Redman, who immigrated with her family from South Africa. "It's like a dream come true. I know a lot of people would like to come here, just do it the right way."

Judge James Jones welcomed the group, and urged each of them to register to vote.

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