Greensboro, NC - The nation celebrates it's independence on Wednesday, and for new citizens, it will be the first time they can celebrate truly being an American.
Tete Obobi immigrated to the United States from Togo in 2002 with his family, and then Tete and his family moved from Minnesota to Greensboro in 2004 for his mother's job.
As Tete prepares to take the oath to become a United States citizen, he told News 2 the most exciting aspect of it for him is the right to vote for President, and exercise his right as a United States citizen.
The process to become a United States citizen is not an easy one, and requires a lot of time, money and effort.
To qualify, immigrants must be 18 years old, be a legal resident of the United States, be able to read, speak and write English, and have knowledge of the U.S. Government and history
In 2011, 694,193 new citizens took the oath to our constitution, completing a process that gives them nearly all of the rights of U.S. born citizens.
WFMY News 2