The American dream became a reality today for hundreds of people in Brooklyn Center.
About 430 people from 70 different countries took the oath of citizenship at the Earle Brown Heritage Center Tuesday afteroon. It was the second of two naturalization ceremonies held there Tuesday.
The new Americans live all over the Twin Cities area. Many, like the Jefer family from pakistan came to America for a better life.
"Twelve years ago we came to this country with $1,000 dollars in our pocket, started our job, I was a full-time student, work full time," said Imran Jefer. "This is a big achievement for us."
The countries of Liberia and Somalia had the highest number of people who took the American oath Tuesday.
Shannon Slatton & 12 News Staff
Tuesday, July 31, 2012