A woman named America, a native of Cordoba, at the age of 99 years became a US citizen and swore with arms to defend their new homeland.

America Maria Hernandez, who was born in Colombia in 1917, he moved to the United States to one of the daughters in 1988 to help babysit her grandson. She brought naturalization the oath of allegiance to the United States on Wednesday, November 23, in their living room, reports Yahoo News.

This oath says that the newly-born US citizen undertakes to support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to faithfully serve his new country, in arms to defend their country. While saying the formula surrounded by members of his family, America Hernandez stated that he is very happy. “I live in new York, the capital of the world,” she said.

99-year-old American women, 12 children, 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Her daughter, Hortencia Martinez, said that she took the mother to him in the United States that helped take care of one of the grandchildren. Hernandez received a “green card” due to the fact that her daughter married a U.S. citizen. This year 99-year-old woman expressed a desire to become an American citizen is another extension of period of stay in the United States.

America Hernandez walks with a cane, loves to watch TV and tries at least once a week to attend events at a local club for the elderly. Asked by journalists about the secret of longevity she replied, “I Have a good life with their children. They all work. They are all very good.”

According to the us immigration services, last year the citizens of the United States steel 730 thousand people. About 84 thousand American citizens settled in new York.

99-year-old Colombian by the name America has become a U.S. citizen and declared new York the capital of the world 24.11.2016

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