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51 become U.S. citizens ahead of Southfield festival

The Detroit News

Southfield – Several dozen people who immigrated to the U.S. from 20 countries became American citizens Friday during a ceremony at Southfield’s municipal complex.

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services swore in 51 people who took the oath of citizenship on the eve of Southfield’s 89th annual International Festival.

The festival, which runs from noon-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Civic Center Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road, offers music and dance from around the world, including African countries and Greece, India, Korea, Mexico, the Middle East, Poland, Spain and Ukraine. It also features children’s arts and crafts workshops and imported products for sale.

Ethnic foods also will be sold. A weekend pass is $3 per person or $5 per family.