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Goshen, N.Y. - Orange County hosted a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday, June 14th in the Legislative Chambers at the County’s Government Center.
County Clerk Kelly Eskew administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens and Orange County Court Judge Craig Brown presided over the ceremony Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler, Sheriff Paul Arteta, Deputy County Executive Harry Porr, Senator Rob Rolison and Assemblyman Karl Brabenec also attended the event.
“I was honored to be a part of the naturalization ceremony and welcome our new citizens,” Eskew said. “Recognizing the accomplishments of these new citizens is always a wonderful experience. These men and women should be commended for the great sacrifices that they have made to be in America. I wish them all the best of luck.”
Seventy-five people from 34 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 the laws of the United States.
“I always enjoy being a part of the County’s naturalization ceremonies and I was honored to take part in the event,” Hoovler said. “The different ethnicities and nationalities that were represented today is what make this country so great. I enjoyed welcoming the new citizens and their families to the U.S. and wish them success.”
Added Arteta: “Every new citizen at the ceremony worked hard to make this day a reality and I was honored to welcome all of them to our country in the new Government Center.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.