New Citizens Welcomed During
Independence Day Weekend
More than 7,000 citizens
were welcomed to the
United States during
nearly 100 naturalization
ceremonies that took
place between June 29
and July 4, 2016. This
years ceremonies marked
the 240th anniversary of
American Independence. Ceremonies that took place throughout the 8th
235 new citizens took the Oath of Allegiance
at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South
Dakota. Chief District Judge Jeffrey Viken and
Magistrate Judge Danetta Wollmann presided.
24 new citizens took the oath at the Old
Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. Chief District
Judge Rodney Sippel presided.
14 new citizens took the oath at the Rush Hudson
Limbaugh Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Guest speaker Senator Roy Blunt was introduced
by Eighth Circuit Judge Duane Benton. District
Judge Stephen Limbaugh, Jr., presided.
28 new citizens took the oath at Principal Park in
Des Moines, Iowa, just before the Iowa Cubs game.
District Judge Robert Pratt presided.
82 new citizens took the oath at Harriet Island in
St. Paul, Minnesota. Magistrate Judge Steven Rau
7 new citizens took the oath the previous week
at the Hannibal
District Judge E.
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