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Becoming a South Dakota citizen

This segment is from SDPB's monthly news program, South Dakota Focus, hosted by Jackie Hendry.

Citizenship is easy to take for granted when you've had it since the moment you were born. But for others, it's the prize at the end of a long and costly process. Earlier this summer, dozens of people took the Oath of Allegiance in Sioux Falls.

The ceremony was small because of the pandemic, but that didn't hamper the sense of pride and hope for the new citizens of the United States.

Follow-up with Aiveen Martin

It's been a few months since Aiveen Martin took the Oath of Allegiance. She joins us from the SDPB Black Hills studio in Rapid City to share more about her journey to citizenship.