SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— One of the newest U.S citizens sworn in during a ceremony in San Francisco Tuesday is also one of the oldest.
Suke Haan Yu Cheng came to the United States in 2004 after living in Hong Kong and Canada. Tuesday, the 100-year-old Fremont woman became a U.S. citizen during a swearing-in at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Building in San Francisco.
“She’s just happy about it. I think it will give her a better sense of belonging in the states,” said Cheng’s daughter Wendy Tan.
Tan lives with her mother in Fremont, where Cheng celebrated becoming a centenarian on October 5th. Tan said her mother has wanted to be a citizen for some time now.