PHOTOS: 49 immigrants become U.S. citizens in Spokane Valley

SPOKANE, Wash. — Forty-nine immigrants are now officially U.S. citizens.

On Friday, 49 people became U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony held at Central Valley High School.

The 49 new citizens are from 27 different countries, including Afghanistan, Albania, Belize, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burma, Canada, China, Eritrea, France, Germany, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mexico, Portugal, South Korea, Sudan, Tajikistan, Thailand, the Philippines, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

The celebration is held every year across the country to celebrate Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, which honors Constitution week. Constitution Week honors both the signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Citizenship Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1952

Congratulations to the 49 people who are now officially U.S. citizens!

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