May 26, 2017 - From staff reportsResidents from Riverton, Lander and Fort Washakie were among 17 became U.S. citizens Friday under the backdrop of Grand Teton National Park.
Judge Kelly H. Rankin, chief United States magistrate judge for the District of Wyoming, administered the Oath of Allegiance.
Speakers included David Vela, Grand Teton National Park superintendent, and Judge Rankin.
The Fremont County residents are among 28 citizenship candidates originate from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, France, India, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Moldova, the Philippines, Singapore, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The National Park Service has partnered with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on promoting awareness and understanding of citizenship since 2006. Since the launch of the partnership, the NPS has hosted naturalization ceremonies for thousands of new Americans at sites across the country.
USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS naturalized 752,800 people in fiscal year 2016. For information on how to become a U.S. citizen, please visit, https://uscis.gov/citizenship.
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