Naturalization Ceremony Held At Parkway South

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MANCHESTER, MO (KPLR)-- Becoming an American citizen is as special as it has always been, but soon it may become more difficult.

Questions about the Boston bombers and continuing debate about the new immigration proposal in congress have some of the newest Americans happy they've already made it through the door.

A naturalization ceremony was held at Parkway South thanks to the request of a social studies teacher who wants her students to appreciate the immigrant experience beginning with the immigration exam.

Despite the debate over immigration becoming so fierce, the immigrants we spoke with say they still believe the United States is the most welcoming country in the world.

Immediately after the ceremony, the new citizens were offered the chance to register to vote.