BOISE, Idaho — Thursday afternoon marked the realization of an American dream. 79 people who call Idaho home are now officially citizens of the United States. These new Americans come from across the globe: Japan, Ukraine, France, Italy; all waiting to clear the final step, hearing their name and country of origin during a special citizenship ceremony.
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ray Patricco presided over the ceremony at the Federal Courthouse in Boise.
“You are about to officially become a part of the fabric of our community and our democracy,” Patricco said in his remarks.
Welcome to all.