INDIANAPOLIS - It was a day to remember for 101 people who were sworn in as U.S. citizens at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site on Thursday afternoon.
Officials hosted the naturalization ceremony just before the nation celebrates the Fourth of July.
It has been a long 11-year journey for Rachel Trainor and her husband. As the pair accepted a small American flag, they renounced ties with England.
"For us this has been a kind of a long process and it is just wonderful we are here and it's the Fourth of July tomorrow so it's exciting," Trainor said.
It was an exciting day for Mexico-born Aviles Ramos too. He said he couldn’t help but think a little about current events in Washington and at the southern border.
"The problem is that our system is so broken, so unclear that folks don't know what the rules are," Ramos said. "To me it's very sad because it is difficult for a lot of people and I think they are making it more difficult."
Ramos wants the U.S. government to make it easier for immigrants to come to the U.S. legally, but he admitted that politics weren’t really on his mind Thursday.
He was thinking instead of his journey to hear his name called as one of 101 new citizens of the United States.
All of the new citizens had to pass a naturalization test. Take the test to see if you would pass.
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