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.

Comments (2)
  1. Anon says:

    If this were an article on anything relating to an illegal immigrant people would be lambasting them mercilessly, but these people go through all the time and money to go the legal route and not one “Congrats!”

    It takes people like this to remind me that this country is actually a nice place to be. Congrats new citizens.

  2. A says:

    I will join Anon in the congratulations.

    I myself stood on the floor at Faneuil Hall a few years back, getting sworn in.

    You guys made it.

    American by choice and proud of it

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