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More Than 140 to Become U.S. Citizens at UMass Center at Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will present more than 140 candidates for naturalization to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts today.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Katherine Robertson will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the UMass Center at Springfield at 1 p.m. Guests and speakers include Robertson; Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno; Daniel Montagna, director of Operations at the UMass Center at Springfield; and Luis Chaves, director of the USCIS Lawrence Field Office.

The citizenship candidates originate from the following 44 countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bhutan, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Germany, Ghana, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lithuania, Moldova, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Somalia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit www.uscis.gov.

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