It's interesting to see their backgrounds and countries of origin. The 25 hail from:
- Guatemala (2)
- Cape Verde
- Russia (3)
- El Salvador (2)
- Philippines (4)
- Colombia (2)
My naturalization story was uneventful. I had to undergo an oral test. The proctor asked me the cause of the Civil War. I asked if he wanted the long, complicated answer. He said no. So I said "slavery". I passed.
At the swearing-in ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the only thing I remember was the Republicans and Democrats trying to register new voters.