WICHITA – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court of Kansas will welcome 120 people as 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, Oliver Street entrance). 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 26 countries: Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chile, Congo (Kinshasa), Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.
The citizenship candidates live in Andover, Dodge City, Elkhart, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Haysville, Holcomb, Hutchinson, Inman, Lewis, Liberal, McPherson, Newton, Plainville, Salina, Towanda, Ulysses, Valley Center and Wichita.
The East High School color guard will open the ceremony. The League of Women Voters will be in the lobby offering voter registration to new citizens wishing to register.
USCIS encourages new U.S. citizens and their families and friends to share their naturalization photos on social media using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen.