People work their whole lives to take the Oath of Allegiance and become an official United States citizen. Nearly 120 people in four separate ceremonies came together Thursday at Knoxville’s Federal Courthouse to do just that after months and years of hard work.
Kariny Starritt came here from Brazil and says this day has been a long time coming.
“Well, it’s long. It’s a long process, but it’s worth it because we all love to live here and we all want to be here,” said Starritt.
Congressman Tim Burchett was at the first naturalization ceremony of the morning, welcoming Knox County’s newest citizens.