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USCIS Welcomes 28 New US Citizens in Ceremony at Clinton Community College

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Clinton Community College President, Ray M. DiPasquale, is pleased to share that on Friday, April 24, 2019, Clinton hosted a Naturalization Ceremony, welcoming 28 new U.S. citizens as they took their Oath of Allegiance.
From the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Office of Public Affairs:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) presented 28 citizenship candidates to the U.S. District Court for Northern District of New York, at a ceremony at Clinton Community College on Friday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Gary L. Favro presided over the ceremony and administered the Oath of Allegiance.

Honored speakers and guests included: Magistrate Judge Gary L. Favro; Clinton Community College President Ray M. DiPasquale; Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Michael Cashman; and Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read. A student from Clinton Community College performed the national anthem and the Fermata Nowhere choral group from Stafford Middle school performed other special musical selections.

The 28 citizenship candidates originate from the following 15 countries: Burma, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Germany, India, Jamaica, Mauritania, Mexico, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago and Turkey.

To highlight the importance of U.S. citizenship, USCIS often participates in special ceremonies at venues such as museums, schools and other notable venues to increase public awareness of the U.S. citizenship process. In fiscal year 2018, USCIS welcomed over 750,000 citizens during naturalization ceremonies across the United States and around the world.

USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

For more information about the naturalization process, visit our website at or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis) and LinkedIn (/uscis).