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25 women from 14 countries become U.S. citizens

Naturalization Ceremony
Posted at 1:44 PM, Mar 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-25 10:45:52-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — On March 22, 25 women from 14 countries began a new chapter of their lives as they became United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony at Safford K-8 Community School.

It was an accomplishment perfectly fitting for Women's History Month.

Some of the school’s students contributed to the ceremony with a dance performance and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Naturalization Ceremony
The Pima County Recorder's Office was present to register people to vote.

City of Tucson Mayor, Regina Romero gave remarks at the ceremony.

“I’m very inspired to see all of you, the many families and friends gathered here today to celebrate our newest U.S citizens,” Mayor Romero said.

She and others urged all of the women to now exercise their right to vote.

Madison Thomas joined KGUN 9 in July of 2023 as a multimedia journalist. She graduated from Arizona State University in May of 2023 with a degree in journalism and mass communication. She has lived in Arizona her entire life and grew up in Douglas. Madison is thrilled to share the stories from the community she grew up in. Share your story ideas and important issues with Madison by emailing or by connecting on InstagramTwitter or Facebook.