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111-Year-Old Woman To Become U.S. Citizen

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On Friday, Warina Zaya Bahou becomes a U.S. citizen in Sterling Heights, Mich. She's an immigrant from Iran and was born in 1900. She will become the second-oldest person to be naturalized as an American.


Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with a milestone for immigration. Warina Zaya Bahou becomes a U.S. citizen today in Sterling Heights, Michigan. She's an immigrant from Iran. What makes the ceremony remarkable is the birth date of the new citizen. She was born in 1900. Back then, Iran still had kings and William McKinley was president of the United States. Now at age 111 she becomes the second oldest person to be naturalized as an American. It's MORNING EDITION.

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