KEENE, Calif. (KERO) — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services along with the National Park Service welcomed 27 new U.S. citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument Friday morning.
Officials said the ceremony was held in honor of the 10-year anniversary of the monument's establishment.
The citizenship candidates come from five nations: France, Guatemala, India, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Park Superintendent Anne Doherty-Stephan and Cesar Chavez’s grandson Andres Chavez offered welcoming remarks.