ESSEX – On Tuesday, October 17, State Representative Robert Siegrist (R-36) joined federal and local officials at a U.S. Naturalization Ceremony, which was run by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Nearly 100 guests gathered in the Connecticut River Museum in Essex as 50 candidates from 26 different countries became U.S. citizens at a special naturalization ceremony.
“It was an honor and privilege to welcome all of these individuals from various countries as new American citizens, and I wish them the absolute best with all their future endeavors,” said Rep. Siegrist.
The Honorable Judge Richardson, United States Magistrate Judge, presided over the ceremony and Angela Blue, courtroom deputy, administered the Oath of Allegiance to the country’s newest citizens.
John Winthrop Middle School 8th Grade Chorus sang the National Anthem, conducted the presentation of our nation’s colors and the pledge of allegiance.
Other guests included : Camille Fisher, Immigrations Services Officer, US Citizenship and Immigration Services; Norm Needleman, First Selectman of Essex; Joe Courtney, U.S. Representative and Christopher Dobbs, Executive Director, Connecticut River Museum.