More than 70 immigrants became Americans on Friday during a naturalization ceremony at the Schaumburg Township District Library in Schaumburg.
The proceeding includes an oath of allegiance:
"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."
Each immigrant had to pass a test before becoming a U.S. citizen. To see sample questions, visit www.usimmigrationsupport.org/citizenship-test.html