103-year-old granted U.S. citizenship


MIAMI (WSPA) — A North Miami woman has become a United States citizen at the age of 103.

WSVN reports Andrea Joseph arrived in the U.S. more than 15 years ago.

Born in Haiti, Joseph was sworn in at a naturalization ceremony on Friday.

Joseph’s granddaughter told the news station that her grandmother, who celebrates her 104th birthday in August, was “overjoyed” to receive U.S. citizenship.

Joseph’s great-grandnephew McKenzie Fleurimond said in an interview with WSVN that the family was excited and inspired by her example.

“As a family, she’s a matriarch, so she’s definitely setting an example that no matter how old you are, you can still accomplish your goals, your dreams, your vision,” Fleurimond told the news station.

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