Three soldiers injured in Iraq have become U-S citizens in a Walter Reed Army Hospital ceremony presided over by President Bush.The three foreign-born soldiers took their oath of citizenship while the president saluted them as "men who knew the cost of freedom and were willing to pay that cost so others could live free." Bush used the occasion to promote his stalled proposal for overhauling immigration laws, calling on Congress to "remember all who dream of contributing to this country's future" while working toward "comprehensive" change. The president also told the soldiers, one of whom was standing on crutches, that it's a privilege to be their commander in chief. About 33-thousand non-U-S citizens serve in the American armed services. Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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