Sunday, October 06, 2013

Immigrants achieve dream of citizenship

More new citizens, congratulations!  - - Donna Poisl

by Alan Riquelmy, Staff Writer

Andersson Buiatti worked for four years to reach Rome’s federal courthouse Friday morning.

Immigration documents by his side, he waited along with about 35 others to stand and take the oath that would make him an American citizen.

Moments later newly minted American voices sang “God Bless America.”

“I love this country,” said Buiatti, 33, of Brazil. “I want to stay here.”

Sebastian Franco, 36, of Colombia, feels the same way.
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