28 become US citizens in low-country ceremony
SOUTH CAROLINA (AP):
Nearly 30 people became United States (US) citizens during a naturalisation ceremony held in the Francis Marion National Forest northeast of Charleston.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services held the ceremony for 28 people at the Sewee Visitor & Environmental Center in Awendaw yesterday.
Those who became citizens are from more than 20 nations, including China, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
The ceremony is part of a government effort to make such ceremonies more accessible for those who don't live in major metropolitan areas.
The government says that, during the first six months of this year, 2,400 people became new citizens in ceremonies in South Carolina.