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100 new US citizens welcomed for first ceremony of 2022 at WSU
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WICHITA – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court of Kansas will welcome 100 people as new U.S. citizens at 11 a.m. today at Wichita’s Lowe Auditorium, in the Wichita State University Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex at 5015 E. 29 St. N. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell Herren will preside, and a clerk of the court will administer the Oath of Allegiance. 

The citizenship candidates originate from 28 countries: Australia, Benin, China, Congo (Kinshasa), El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Sudan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

The citizenship candidates live in Andover, Bel Aire, Colby, Derby, Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Haysville, Hoisington, Liberal, Lindsborg, McPherson, Modoc, Rose Hill, Salina, Valley Center and Wichita. 

North High School color guard will open the ceremony. The League of Women Voters will be in the lobby if new citizens want to register to vote. 

USCIS encourages new U.S. citizens and their families and friends to share their naturalization photos on social media using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen.

USCIS naturalized approximately 808,000 people in fiscal year 2021. Many of them applied using USCIS online tools. To file online, individuals must first create a USCIS online account. 

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