Special U.S. naturalization ceremony held for kids, teens in Denver

DENVER — Hundreds of thousands of people from other countries are sworn in as United States citizens every year.

But Tuesday’s ceremony at the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Denver field office was one unlike any held there before.

All 44 people sworn in Tuesday were between ages five and 18. They represented 19 different countries. It’s the first time the office has held a special swearing in event just for kids.

Watch the story to see what the ceremony meant to one 14-year-old girl from Malaysia.