America's Newest Citizen
They walked in as citizens from countries around the world, but when they walked out, they were all Americans.
More than 40 North Central Florida residents became United States citizens this morning. They got certificates, loud rounds of applause, and even a taped message from the President. For at least one of the new americans, it was the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Jerrilyn Bolocon came to America from the Philippines five and a half years ago. She's a working mother of three, and says that to her - America means opportunity.
"It is for me an opportunity to give a better life for my family, to further my skills as a nurse, to go beyond my call as a simple nurse back home," said Bolocon.
More good news is on the way for the Bolocon family. Jerilyn's husband, Ariel, is also in the process of becoming an American. He says that he expects his citizenship to be finalized in the coming months.
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