82 from 36 countries become US citizens in Indy

By The Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Eighty-two people from 36 countries are now U.S. citizens after being naturalized during a ceremony in Indianapolis.

U.S. District Judge Judge Jane Magnus Stinson officiated at the program held at Shortridge Magnet School on Thursday.

England native Russell Harwood tells WRTV-TV says he intends to spend the rest of his life in the U.S. so he thought it was important to pledge his allegiance to show he was serious about it.

Giselle Trujillo, from Venezuela, tells WTHR-TV it now feels like she belongs to America.

An 18-year-old from Russia led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Other nations represented included India, Brazil, Bosnia and Costa Rica.

Each of the new citizens received a copy of the Constitution, an American flag and a certificate of citizenship.

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