New citizens discuss 2016 election at naturalization ceremony in downtown Houston

HOUSTON — Sixty-six U.S. citizens from 35 different countries pledged allegiance to the U.S. flag Thursday for the first time at City Hall in Houston.

And although they won't be able to vote in the 2016 Election, each say they can't wait to serve their new country the best way they know how. So with tears of happiness and loud applause, we welcome everyone of the new citizens to the city we all call home.