Dozens of kids sworn in as citizens in Williamsburg
Dozens of children got an early holiday gift as they were sworn in as American citizens in Williamsburg.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services helped make the dream of citizenship come true for a number of children at a ceremony Friday at Brooklyn's Museum of Food and Drink. Twenty kids from 14 different countries officially became citizens.
Melissa Lembrouk and her brother are originally from Algeria. Their parents are so thankful that their children are now U.S. citizens just like they are. They say they hope their kids will be good citizens and hard workers.
"This ceremony is about giving them their certificate and the proof of citizenship they need for so many things," says Katie Tichacek, of the USCIS public affairs office.
Each year, thousands of people come to the U.S. from all over the world.