PBS Rocky Mountain: After 3 year hiatus, in-person naturalization ceremonies return to Aurora
For the first time in three years, Coloradans gathered in person to officially become citizens of the United States.
"Today is a very special day," said Ricardo Gambetta-Alvarado of Aurora’s Office of International and Immigrant Affairs.
Wednesday's naturalization ceremony at the Aurora Municipal Center included 50 people from 27 different countries, a figure the City of Aurora is proud of and believes speaks to the city's diversity.
"One in five residents of Aurora was born outside of the United States," said Mayor Mike Coffman at the ceremony. "This is part of the fabric of our community and what makes us such a united and welcoming place."