Andrea Joseph

Haitian native Andrea Joseph, 103, shows off her new U.S. citizenship papers, which she received on Friday.

North Miami's Andrea Joseph, at the age of 103, became a U.S. citizen on Friday. 

Joseph was born on August 15, 1915 in Jacmel, Haiti. She entered the U.S. as a permanent resident about 15 years ago.

She became a citizen about two months before her 104 birthday, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime said in a statement. He released a photo of Joseph standing in front of a replica of the Statue of Liberty, holding an American flag.

Monestime extended "a heartfelt congratulations" to Joseph. He said her naturalization is "a true embodiment of the term 'cultural melting pot,' with its blend of Caribbean and other cultures" in Miami-Dade.

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