GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Dozens of people were honored for officially becoming U.S. citizens here in Grand Junction.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed in these people from all over the Western Slope at the Federal Building downtown.
These new U.S. immigrants went through the naturalization process, which means they applied for citizenship, and had to pass English and civics tests.
One man we talked to said he came all the way from Nepal, and is excited to call Grand Junction home.
“The Central Library literacy department was a big help to me. I attended over 12 classes over there, citizenship classes, and finally, I passed the interview for citizenship," said Grand Junction Resident from Nepal, Lok Kunwar.
The ceremony honored new citizens from ten different countries.