Georgia is now the home of 104 new U.S. citizens. On Nov. 14, candidates for citizenship representing 53 countries around the world stood to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Vice President Joe Biden gave the welcome remarks at the naturalization ceremony held in the Freedom Auditorium of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in downtown Atlanta. The ceremony was one of 120 naturalization ceremonies held throughout the nation between Nov. 7 and Nov. 13 to welcome approximately 8,000 new U.S. citizens.
Vice President Joe Biden brought a sense of urgency to Savannah on Monday. The Vice President was in the coastal city to push for Congressional funding for the $600 million Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Georgia has been seeking to deepen the harbor for 17 years.
US Army Under Secretary Joseph Westfal became the latest Obama administration official to voice support for a plan to deepen the port of Savannah yesterday. Westfal toured the port on a two-day trip to the the Georgia coast.