ORLANDO, Fla. - It was a day of pride and celebration for more than 200 new United States citizens in Orlando.
They took the Oath of Allegiance Saturday afternoon during a ceremony at Oak Ridge High School.
The candidates were from 48 countries.
Sophia Toro, 19, said her parents brought her here illegally from Colombia when she was a child, and she is now counting her blessings.
“To be able to be free in a country where you have the opportunity to be whatever you want. A lot of people don’t get that,” she said.
The ceremony was held in honor of World Refugee Day.