WICHITA – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court of Kansas will welcome 100 new U.S. citizens at 11 a.m. on Friday at Wichita State University Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29 St. North, Lowe Auditorium (one mile north of the university’s main campus). District Judge John Broomes will preside, and a clerk of the court will administer the Oath of Allegiance.
The citizenship candidates originate from 29 countries: Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Burma, Burundi, Canada, China, Cambodia, Congo (Kinshasa), Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago and Vietnam.
The citizenship candidates live in Andover, Bel Aire, Coffeyville, Colby, Derby, Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Johnson, Liberal, Newton, Salina, Strong City, St. Francis, Sublette, Wichita and Winfield.
The League of Women Voters will accept voter registration cards outside, after the ceremony.
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 625,000 people in fiscal year 2020. Many of them applied using USCIS online tools. More than seven million people have applied online for immigration benefits.