187 Immigrants Naturalized as U.S. Citizens at Las Cruces Ceremony

Oct 17, 2019

Sonia Rangel, a naturalized citizen from Mexico, shakes hands with Judge Gregory Fouratt, U.S. magistrate judge for the District of New Mexico.
Credit Michael Hernandez

187 immigrants and their families from around the world gathered at the Las Cruces Convention Center on July 19 to take the Oath of Allegiance.

That same week, President Trump told minority members of Congress in a tweet to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

In this documentary by Michael Hernandez, we''ll hear the stories of five immigrants, their responses to President Trump, and what it means to them to become American citizens.