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Levine Museum to Welcome 47 New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony


On Friday, April 24, 2015, forty-seven area residents will officially become U.S. citizens and take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony hosted by Levine Museum of the New South. The individuals are originally from thirty-one different countries.

The ceremony will begin at 9:15am, and include 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, which is led by one of the new American citizens. Following the ceremony, the new citizens and their families and friends will enjoy a special tour of the museum's exhibit Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers.

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 April 24 event at Levine Museum is one of several presented at special venues throughout the year, and will mark the fifth ceremony hosted by the museum.

The countries represented by the group include: Barbados, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzgovina, Burma, Canada, China People's Republic, Colombia,  Czech Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Iraq, Israel, Laos, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Somalia, Taiwan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago,  Guinea, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vietnam.

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