71 people from 18 countries sworn in at Rufus King Museum.
New U.S. citizens say the Pledge of Allegiance in a ceremony held Tuesday at the Jamaica home of Rufus King, one of the framers and signers of the U.S. Constitution.
Mohammod Calom from Bangladesh celebrates with his son, Shayaan.
America’s newest citizens.
Shazad Syad, left, and his wife, Rozy Shazad, celebrate with their daughter, Syada Eshal, 1, outside the King mansion.
National Guardsmen from New York’s 69th Infantry Regiment present the colors.
Sylvia Sultana, center, and Sanya Akatar from Bangladesh pose by a statue of Rufus King, a patriot who was recognized as a pioneer in the anti-slavery movement.
All were invited afterward to sign a copy of the Constitution under the watchful eye of a man who made it possible.
Sayed Refat, 19, left, from Bangladesh, was the youngest person sworn in by U.S. District Court Judge William Kuntz II. Georges Joseph, right, from Haiti, was the oldest.