Levine Museum Hosts Naturalization Ceremony
On Friday, November 7, 2014, fourteen area residents will take the Oath of Allegiance and become U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony hosted by Levine Museum of the New South.
The candidates and their families will enjoyed a tour of the exhibit Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers prior to the official ceremony. The ceremony included a call of countries and presentation of candidates, the administration of the Oath of Allegiance, the presentation of certificates, a video message from President Barack Obama, and the Pledge of Allegiance led by one of the new American citizens.
In addition, Congressman Robert Pittenger of North Carolina's 9th congressional district attended Friday's ceremony.
Organized and presented by the Charlotte Field Office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), naturalization ceremonies take place in Charlotte on a bi-weekly basis at the South Charlotte office. The November 7 event at Levine Museum was one of several presented at special venues throughout the year, and will marked the fourth ceremony at the museum..
“It is always such a privilege for our institution to be a part of this experience and to welcome our newest citizens,” said Levine Museum President Emily Zimmern. “We're honored to serve as a resource for all newcomers as they learn about this place they now call home."
The individuals who became citizens Friday are originally from 12 different countries, including Bahamas, Egypt, El Salvador, India, Indonesia, Iran, Laos, Moldova, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Ukraine
For more information on USCIS and its programs and services, visit www.uscis.gov<http://www.uscis.gov>.