Thanks to new rules, group of graduating Marines become U.S. citizens (Updated)

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Update January 4:  The recruits and one sergeant were sworn in as U.S. Citizens on Thursday, just one day before graduation.

WTOC 11 offers a follow up report and video (see it up top, or over here).

The Island Packet also offers a more news-style report (subscription).

First reporting: Thanks to new expedited naturalization rule, a group of graduating recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island will be sworn in as new U.S. citizens today, January 3, at 10 a.m.

I'll point you to WTOC 11's report.