Nearly 1,000 People Sworn in as U.S. Citizens in Texas

While the immigration debate continues to rage on across the country, the tone was a little different in El Paso, Texas Wednesday.

Almost a thousand people were sworn in as new U.S. citizens.

They came from 47 countries around the world.

The youngest was an 18 year old from China, the oldest a 90-year-old woman from Mexico.

The new citizens say it was a dream come true.

But Congress is still trying to find a solution for the immigration crisis across the nation.

The government missed a court-mandated deadline earlier this week, to reunite about 100 immigrant kids under the age of five with their parents.

They were only able to reunite about half of the families.

Government officials have another two weeks to reunite older children with their families.