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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Two hundred and fifty-nine people will become United States citizens Friday at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
The naturalization ceremony is taking place just days after eight bipartisan lawmakers presented a four-page plan regarding immigration reform to other government officials.
This is the first time a ceremony like this is taking place during the fair. The theme of this year's fair is centered around Washington, D.C., our nation's capital.
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Those becoming citizens hail from 37 countries around the world, including Aruba and Vietnam.
The ceremony begins at 2:30 p.m.
Meanwhile, eight bipartisan lawmakers are trying to fine tune their plan for immigration reform.
The project seems to be stalling over the definition of border control and a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
The plan is expected to be drafted into legislation by the end of March.