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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 9:39am
EL PASO - More than 200 area residents, including 21 members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and the National Guard, will take the Oath of Allegiance and become United States citizens during a naturalization ceremony here, Thursday, Aug. 19.
The Honorable Philip R. Martinez, U.S. District Judge will administer the Oath during a special session of the United States District Court, and Ray P. Adams, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) El Paso Field Office Director will deliver welcoming remarks.
The new citizens hail from the following countries: Barbados; Bulgaria; Colombia; Cuba; Ecuador; France; Germany; Guatemala; Haiti; Hong Kong; India; Jamaica; Kenya; Korea; Mexico; Nigeria; Palau; Peru; Philippines; Taiwan; Turkey; Uganda; United Kingdom; and Vietnam.
Since September 2001, USCIS has naturalized 61,394 members of the military in ceremonies across the United States and overseas. USCIS has also naturalized 753 military spouses in the past two years and has also presented 28 military children with citizenship certificates during ceremonies in Germany, Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom. USCIS has also granted posthumous citizenship to 130 members of the military since August 2002.
WHO: The Honorable Philip R. Martinez, U.S. District Judge o
Raymond P. Adams, USCIS Field Office Director
Ysleta High School Choir
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Wyndham Hotel –El Paso Airport
2027 Airway Boulevard
El Paso, Texas 79925
CONTACT: Maria Elena Garcia-Upson, USCIS Public Affairs Officer