20 Connecticut residents naturalized as US citizens

A ceremony Tuesday at Lockwood Matthews Mansion in Norwalk welcomed 20 new United States citizens from 13 different countries. The new citizens not only reached an important goal, but every one of

News 12 Staff

Oct 26, 2016, 1:16 AM

Updated 2,826 days ago

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A ceremony Tuesday at Lockwood Matthews Mansion in Norwalk welcomed 20 new United States citizens from 13 different countries.
The new citizens not only reached an important goal, but every one of them is now eligible to vote on Election Day in two weeks.
Andrea Torres Fodor was born in Ecuador and moved to the U.S. as a teenager. She says part of what spurred her to become a citizen was to be able to vote.
Another new citizen, Elisa Oquendo is originally from Colombia. She has lived in the U.S. for 10 years and gave birth to her son in the states.
News 12 is told this was the second time a naturalization ceremony was held at Lockwood Matthews Mansion. Officials say it is a fitting venue because it was built during the Civil War and is a national registered historic landmark.


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