100 immigrants to attend tomorrow’s naturalization hearings

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Thousands of immigrants and refugees call Erie home, one calling it a welcoming place with opportunities.

According to a 2016 census, approximately seven percent of Erie residents are foreign-born.  Erie Resident Senada Alihodzic came to the US as a refugee in 1993, leaving Bosnia.  She is now a naturalized US Citizen and works at the International Institute of Erie helping others resettle.

“It’s easy to get around,” Alihodzic tells us.  “There are a lot of places that you can find a job, and Erie is a very welcoming community.”

Nearly 100 immigrants and refugees are expected to attend naturalization hearings tomorrow.  The ceremonies will take place at the Federal Courthouse at 10am and 2pm.

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