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Thousands Sworn In As US Citizens In Boston

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3,600 people were sworn in as U.S. citizens at TD Garden, August 31, 2011.

3,600 people were sworn in as U.S. citizens at TD Garden, August 31, 2011.

BOSTON (CBS) – Thousands of people from 130 different countries took the oath of allegiance Wednesday inside the TD Garden in Boston.

Alongside their families, they promised to be good citizens and to uphold the laws of their new country.

In total, more than 3,600 immigrants were sworn in as citizens of the United States, including five members of the U.S. military.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports

District Court Judge Mark Wolf hailed their efforts to naturalize and called it an important day for both the people there and the country, reminding everyone that the U.S. was founded on immigration.

“You waited and worked and studied, so today is an achievement for every one of you,” he said.

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