Dozens become American citizens in Bridgeport

Dozens of immigrants became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Bridgeport Friday.

Dozens of immigrants became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Bridgeport Friday. (12/11/15)

BRIDGEPORT - Dozens of immigrants became American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Bridgeport Friday.

The new citizens came together at Klein Memorial Auditorium to officially become Americans.

Immigration officials say that anyone applying for citizenship must be a permanent US resident, pass a civics and American history test and be able to fluently read, write and speak in English.

The Department of Homeland Security says about 9,000 attain citizenship in Connecticut each year.

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