USCIS to Welcome 44 New US Citizens at SAM

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)  will present 44 citizenship candidates to the Honorable John M. Conroy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court Vermont District, during a naturalization ceremony at the St. Albans Museum this Thursday. Judge Conroy will preside over the ceremony and administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens.

The citizenship candidates represent the following 18 countries:  Australia, Bhutan (12), Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Canada (11), People’s Republic of China, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Russia, Somalia, Sweden, Thailand, and Uzbekistan.

Judge Conroy and St. Albans Museum’s Executive Director, Alex Lehning, will provide welcoming remarks to the new U.S. citizens and guests. Students from the Bellows Free Academy Chorus will perform musical selections.

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.

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WHO: Citizenship candidates
Honorable John M. Conroy, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court Vermont District
Alex Lehning,  St. Albans Museum Executive Director

Thurs, Mar. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m.

WHERE: St. Albans Museum,

9 Church Street

St. Albans, VT 05478

CONTACT(S): Anita Rios Moore, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, at (202)604-9832 or Twitter @USCISMediaVT
NOTE: Media should arrive at least 15 – 30 minutes early to allow time for set-up.