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I Swear: New American Citizens Sworn in at Dallas Museum of Art

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DALLAS - The Dallas Museum of Art is a place to admire great achievements of artists from all around the world. So what better place for people from all over the globe to gather and be officially sworn in as U.S. citizens right?

That`s what happened Monday morning for 50 immigrants who came from 22 different countries.

Maxwell Anderson, the museum Director was proud to host the event.

“The DMA as a global encyclopedic art collection, it`s a way for us to welcome them in a place where they should feel at home," Anderson said. Virtually every culture is represented in this building.”

In fact, one of the people granted citizenship, Asheber Shoamanal, has worked for the museum for 17 years. He`s happy his day has finally come.

“I was really envying those people who were in the crowd participating to get their naturalization," Shoamanal said. Now today, I am one of them.”

And how quickly things change. It seems like it was just yesterday that the art museum was in the news for a crane tipping onto the building. But the museum has moved on and these new American citizens can now move on with their new lives.

So with that we say congratulations to 50 people who can now call themselves official citizens of the good ol’ U.S. of A.

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