SACRAMENTO – On Monday, twenty young immigrants, ranging in age from 10-21 years old and from 20 different countries, were sworn in as United States citizens on the California Senate floor. This citizenship ceremony was a bipartisan effort led by Senate Pro Tem Kevin De León (D-Los Angeles) and Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield).
Here are excerpts from Senator Fuller’s remarks from the Senate Floor:
“I am honored to join you in this inspirational event and recognize you as fellow citizens.
“Throughout our history, America has been blessed by the vast contributions from people all over the world.
“You join the countless immigrants who legally earned their citizenship and work to pursue their American dream.
“There are many examples in our state legislature who like you, persevered to become naturalized citizens. This includes Senator Janet Nguyen and Senator John Moorlach, who went through the legal processes to become naturalized citizens.”