USCIS to welcome 67 new citizens at Vermont State House Sept 11

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USCIS to welcome 67 new citizens at Vermont State House Sept 11

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 5:07pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine US Citizenship and Immigration Services Northeast Regional Director Lori Pietropaoli will present 67 citizenship candidates to the Honorable William K. Sessions III, U.S. District Court Judge District of Vermont this Monday at a Vermont State House ceremony being held in honor of Sept. 11.  The Honorable Judge Sessions III will preside over this special venue ceremony and will deliver theOath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens.

The 67 citizenship candidates, ranging in age 21 to 85, originate from the following 28 countries: Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, People’s Repbulic of China, Colombia, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Grance, Germany, Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocoo, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Somalia, Spain, Sweden, and Vietnam.

Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon foreign citizens or nationals after fulfilling the requirements established by Congress.   After naturalization, foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all the same benefits, rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S. citizens, including the right to vote.  During fiscal year 2016, just over 750,000 people were naturalized at ceremonies throughout the country and around the world, including over 650 individuals through the St. Albans field office.

USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media, using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit uscis.govor follow us on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), and Facebook (/uscis).  

WHO:

The Honorable U.S. District Court Judge William K. Sessions III
USCIS Northeast Regional Director Lori Pietropaoli

USCIS St. Albans Field Office Director Michael Paul

                                             

WHEN:

 

Monday, Sept. 11, 11 a.m.

WHERE:

Vermont State House
115 State Street
Montpelier, VT