New U.S. citizens sworn in

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TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- Thursday was a big day for 25 local immigrants. They were all sworn in as U.S. citizens.

They represented 13 different countries, including Australia, Ghana, Russia and Ireland. It was a packed house inside the U.S. District Court for the swearing-in. The new citizens also registered to vote today. KEPR spoke with a woman who moved here from Iraq five years ago.

"I'm very excited because I become U.S. citizen, and I'm very happy today is my special day, so I'm very glad. I have my son, he is nine years old and he is very happy because he saw the people," said new citizen Fadia Abdullha.

Abdullha says she is most excited about finally being able to do everything most people can do.