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Ifeozuwa Oyaniyi, 5, born in Nigeria, holds flags given to him by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office while waiting to receive his citizenship certificate in New York City. His father, Oluwaseyi Oyaniyi, is a housing inspector, and the family lives in the Bronx. (Feb. 19, 2013)(Credit: Getty Images)

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The nation's newest citizens rejoice in New York City

Here are portraits of some of the almost 300 foreign-born children of naturalized immigrants who recently received citizenship certificates at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in New York City. Children of naturalized immigrants eventually can receive U.S. citizenship if they arrived in the country as a minor, but they must go through a process at USCIS to receive official citizenship documents. (Feb. 19, 2013)