Mary Chavez White embraces officially becoming an American

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - It was a special day for 11 Louisiana citizenship candidates as a naturalization ceremony was held at the U.S. District Courthouse in downtown Alexandria Wednesday morning.

Mary Chavez White embraces U.S. citizenship. | Photo Source: KALB

The service would touch the hearts of several in attendance as the Louisiana candidates were officially declared U.S. citizens before Magistrate Judge Perez-Montez.

The steps of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen include preparing and submitting an N-400 form and taking the United States Naturalization Test.

One particular candidate, Mary White, said that today felt like a dream come true.

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