Suke Haan Yu Cheng, 100-Year-Old Fremont Woman, Becomes US Citizen

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NBC Bay Area

A 100-year-old Fremont woman was sworn in as a U.S. citizen Tuesday.

Needless to say, this doesn't happen very often.

Suke Haan Yu Cheng is originally from China. She spent most of her life living in Hong Kong.

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When she was 80 years old, she decided to move to Canada to join her son and daughter-in-law.

When she was 90, Cheng came to America to live with her daughter. She speaks only Cantonese.

Her daughter translated when asked what she likes best about the Bay Area: “She likes the weather and the people.”

To give some perspective, in the past 50 years, less than 20 people 100 years or older have been naturalized.

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