Ceremony Will Welcome 31 New Citizens
Gov. Peter Shumlin and the state's top federal judge Christina Reiss will welcome 31 people from 19 countries as U.S. citizens.
Reiss will administer the Oath of Allegiance to those who will become America's newest citizens Wednesday during a ceremony at Essex High School.
Shumlin and Reiss will then address the new citizens.
The naturalization ceremony is being held at the Essex High School to help raise public awareness about the U.S. citizenship process. It will also allow the employees of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services the opportunity to attend a citizenship ceremony, the final step in the path to citizenship, which often begins with a visa petition processed at the Vermont Service Center.