Syrian refugees to become US citizens in ABQ

naturalization ceremony

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Refugees fleeing Syria will become U.S. Citizens Saturday in Albuquerque.

Twenty-three immigrants, 21 of them refugees, will become naturalized as part of World Refugee Day at the Cesar Chavez Community Center.

According to the United Nations, There’s been a huge spike in refugees fleeing to the U.S. which is the most we’ve seen since the World War II era.

An increase, they say has been driven by many conflicts including the one in Syria. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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