Published : Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 4:36 PM
Over 2,000 new American citizens took their oath of allegiance Wednesday, June 20, at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The new U.S. citizens came from 95 countries who stood, raised their right hands, and took the oath during two sessions Wednesday – one at 9 a.m. and a second session at 1:30 p.m., each with about 1,000 applicants schedule to take their oaths.
The new citizens later watched a video message from President Donald Trump.
Family members waited outside waving U.S. flags as the naturalization ceremony took place inside the Convention Center.
A number of the new citizens have been serving with the various branches of the U.S. military.
The oath-taking ceremony in Pasadena, as well as in other Los Angeles County locations, was presided over by the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Some of the countries where most of the new citizens came from include Vietnam, El Salvador, China, the Philippines, and Mexico.