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Posted on: August 26, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Deputy County Clerk Eskew hosts Naturalization ceremony


Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County hosted a Naturalization ceremony on Thursday, August 26th at the County’s Emergency Services Center.

Deputy County Clerk Kelly Eskew administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens and Orange County Supreme Court Justice Robert Onofry presided over the ceremony. 

“We are proud to recognize the accomplishment of these new citizens and to welcome them to this great country,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “The different ethnicities and nationalities that were represented today is what makes this country so great. I enjoyed welcoming the new citizens and their families to the U.S. and wish them success.”

Twenty-five people from 20 countries took the Oath of Allegiance, the final part of the naturalization process, renouncing all foreign allegiance while pledging to support and defend the American Constitution and to follow the laws of the United States.

“It is always inspiring to see our new citizens experience this accomplishment with their families and friends,” Eskew said. “Every new citizen at the ceremony has worked hard to make this day a reality. I was proud to help welcome all of them to our country.”

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or


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