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An American dream came true for 827 new United States citizens. At the monthly naturalization ceremony, citizens from five different continents and 49 different countries took the oath, pledged to the flag and are now full-fledged Americans.

A majority of these new Americans came from Mexico at 511. They also came from Armenia, Fiji, China, India and St. Kitts-Nevis to name a few.

GV Wire spoke with a few to gauge their thoughts on why they applied for citizenship and what being an American means to them.

Watch the video to see the sights and sounds, and here from many grateful new patriots.

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David Taub has spent most of his career in journalism behind the scenes working as a TV assignment editor and radio producer. For more than a decade, he has worked in the Fresno market with such stops at KSEE-24, KMJ and Power Talk 96.7. Taub also worked the production and support side of some of TV sports biggest events including the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals and NASCAR to name a few. Taub graduated from the University of Michigan with dual degrees in communications and political science. You can contact David at 559-492-4037 or at Send an Email