The week leading up to America's birthday saw more than 24,000 immigrants become United States citizens across the globe. More than 150 candidates took their oath of allegiance Sunday afternoon in Southport.
With all the chaos in Egypt, folks from around the world are concerned with the situation. For Karim Elfahla, the chaos in his homeland was a distraction during what should be one of the biggest days of his life, as he took the oath of citizenship in the United States.
July 4. What a day to become a US citizen. In Southport yesterday, 125 people celebrated America's birthday by doing just that. It was the largest group of new citizens ever participate in the Southport ceremony.
Independence Day will take on new meaning for many North Carolina residents. Friday's the day they become US citizens.