Issa Williams, a native of Nigeria and resident of Taos, celebrates after taking the Oath of Allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at Santa Fe Community College on Friday. (T.S. Last/Albuquerque Journal)
BY T. S. LAST / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
The Albuquerque Journal
February 2nd, 2019
Copyright © 2019 Albuquerque Journal
SANTA FE – Sixty-seven people from 22 countries became new American citizens Friday, taking the naturalization oath during a ceremony held at Santa Fe Community College.
Nearly half of the group – 32 of them – were from Mexico. Other countries represented included Afghanistan, China, Colombia, Russia and Vietnam.
Asked where he was from, new citizen Issa Williams said, “I was from Nigeria. Now I’m from America.”