99 year old woman sworn in as US citizen
POSTED: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 4:54pm
UPDATED: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 7:16am
HARLINGEN, TEXAS (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — 99 year old Elia Guzman de Estrada proudly held her right hand up and she was read the oath of allegiance, and sworn in as a US citizen at the US Citizenship and Immigration Service Building in Harlingen Wednesday..
She was then given her certificate.
"I am very emotional; I have so much joy that the emotion makes me cry."said Estrada.
Generations of family members proudly took pictures for the momentous occasion.
On hand at ceremony were Guzman de Estrada’s daughters, granddaughters, grandsons, and even great granddaughters.
"We are very proud of grandmother she never ceases to amaze us she is a wonderful woman at 99 years old her zest of life is incredible and we all wish to emulate her someday."said granddaughter Silvia Ochoa.
Guzman de Estrada was born in Mexico in 1914 and first came to the United States when she was two year old. She traveled between the two countries for most of her life, and ultimately settling in Harlingen with family.