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Lowcountry welcomes new U.S. citizens during naturalization ceremony

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) – Friday marked the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the United Stated constitution. In honor of the historical day, the Lowcountry welcomed more than 100 new U.S. citizens.

Friday's ceremony at Charles Pinckney National Historic site in Mt. Pleasant welcomed 117 people from 46 different countries into the U.S.

One of the country's newest citizens, who moved to South Carolina from Nigeria five years ago, said she has been waiting to become a citizen since she moved to the U.S.

"It's a wonderful occasion for me and for my husband and family," Ijeoma Kene-Ewulu said. "It is something we've been waiting for since we moved to the U.S. to become part of this great nation."

Kene-Ewulu had to take several classes and pass a test before she could become a naturalized citizen.

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