By Joe Roetz, 7 News WSVN |
June 14th, 2019
NORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – A 103-year-old North Miami woman has been sworn in as a United States citizen after living more than 15 years in the country.
Andrea Joseph was sworn in at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services building in Miami, Friday.
Saturday afternoon, her daughter, granddaughter and great-grandnephew surrounded her as she proudly held up her citizenship diploma.
“We’re excited to celebrate Andrea Joseph, who just got her citizenship and became a United States citizen,” said McKenzie Fleurimond, Joseph’s great-grandnephew. “As a grandnephew of Andrea, it’s a great pleasure.”
“We told her that she was going to be a citoyen, which is a citizen in Creole French,” said Mildred Ogé, her granddaughter. “She was excited, elated, overjoyed even, that she finally can become a citizen of the United States of America, so it’s definitely a great milestone in her life at the age of 103.”