Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas welcomes 50 new US citizens

The new citizens are from 25 different countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, and Venezuela.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas held a special naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles Wednesday and welcomed 50 new U.S. citizens.

The ceremony was held at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance and was hosted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in honor of National Immigrant Heritage Month.





The new citizens are from 25 different countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Turkey, and Venezuela.

Mayorkas also presented an Outstanding Americans by Choice recognition to Estefania Rebellón, who co-founded the Yes We Can World Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping children finding educational opportunities regardless of their legal status or financial needs.

Rebellón was born in Colombia and came to America when she was 10 as an asylum seeker after her family faced death threats.

The Outstanding Americans by Choice award recognizes the achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens.

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