Nearly 400 new U.S. citizens take oath in Utah

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  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2013 3:26 p.m.

    Welcome to the dream...and the duty.

    Pay your taxes.

  • BleedCougarBlue Enid, OK
    June 13, 2013 2:19 p.m.

    To the 400: Welcome to America, your REAL home!

    Either come to America LEGALLY or don't come here at all.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    June 13, 2013 9:54 a.m.

    If they read the Constitution and understand they are better Americans than most who were born here. If they are prepared to stand up for it they are very much needed.

    One minor point though: isn't it about time people were taught where their heart is? Most people, pledging allegiance, seem to think it is somewhere towards the far left side of their chest.

  • Fitness Freak Salt Lake City, UT
    June 13, 2013 9:17 a.m.


    I thought our immigration system was broken.

    I guess these 400 just decided to "fix it".

    Please don't tell the amnesty advocates, they're convinced it CAN'T BE DONE!

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 13, 2013 8:43 a.m.

    Naturalization is an option that not many foreign-born achieve. Sadly, the percentage is lower than it should be, even when adjusting for time in country.
    Since 1890 those becoming citizens were in the 50-60% range. In the 1950s it was 78%.
    Today it is around 40%, dragged down by natives from Mexico, whose naturalization rate is in the mid-20% range.
    One can't help but wonder how serious they are about the "American Dream."
    As an aside, people from countries previously occupied by American soldiers have a high rate of naturalization.

  • ReadMineFirst Ft. Collins, CO
    June 13, 2013 7:38 a.m.

    They are no longer strangers but fellow citizens in our blessed nation. Bravo for them and welcome. Let us all strive to keep the Commandments of God that this Nation will always remain free for all of us.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 12, 2013 9:42 p.m.

    I extend a hearty "Congratulations!" to each of the new Citizens. I applaud their hard work, and their following the laws to become citizens of this greatest nation in the world.

    I hope that their action will set the example for all others who wish to live in the U.S. and become citizens.

    I also hope that Congress uses the actions of this group as the model for bringing millions of illegal immigrants "out of the shadows." The process exists and is used all the time. You just have to obey our laws.

    Anyone not willing to obey our laws, as these new citizens did, does not deserve to become a citizen.