path to citizenship

A new American citizen recites the pledge
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In Akron this week, 51 people from 12 countries became Americans. A naturalization ceremony marking the event was hosted by the International Institute of Akron at the Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Branch.

The institute’s executive director, Madhu Sharma, welcomed the citizens, the Keyed Up Barbershop Quartet performed, and the Akron Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors.

photo of new citizens, Joint Veterans Commission of Cuyahoga County
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

A new study on immigration shows that Northeast Ohio is the best place in the country for people who want to become citizens.