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01 May 2013

Georgia Welcomes 21 New Naturalized American Citizens Who Came to This Country the Right Way

A popular misconception about the Republican Party is that they're against immigration.

That is completely incorrect and absolutely wrong.

Republicans know the United States is a nation of immigrants, and we welcome all who want to live free in America. The one caveat Republicans have is that those who want to immigrate to this country do it the right way.

Learn English, follow the rules, learn about our laws, take the citizenship test and become a naturalized citizen.

Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Godbey Wood administered the oath of citizenship to twenty-one individuals who came to America the right way; the legal way.

Chibeuze "Sonny" Onunka is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He left his homeland nine years ago, leaving behind his family and giving up his rank as captain in the Nigerian army.

He took the oath of allegiance in a ceremony at the Fort Frederica National Monument on St. Simons Island to make his American dream a reality.

"It's just always uplifting to see people that choose our country," said Lisa Godbey Wood, chief judge for the U.S. District Court for Georgia's Southern District.

Cummings, Brandi (30 April 2013). Group becomes naturalized U.S. citizens. WTOC-TV. Retrieved on 1 May 2013.

As I've said so many times before, opponents of illegal immigration are not against immigrants. They are against the individuals who broke the law to get into this country.

Illegal immigrants are a punch to the gut of naturalized Americans like Chibeuze "Sonny" Onunka, who followed the rules and came to America the right way.