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New Americans Welcomed in New York's Historic Federal Hall

Every year, in naturalization ceremonies throughout the United States, hundreds of thousands of immigrants become American citizens.   Seventy-five soon-to-be Americans from 31 countries stood quietly, hands over hearts, as opera diva Rachel Durkin sang the national anthem under the rotunda of Federal Hall in downtown Manhattan. That's where George Washington took the oath of office as America’s first president in 1789.   Within moments, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary...

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