By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly For several hundred immigrants, Fourth of July’s real blast arrived the moment they were sworn in as U.S. citizens during the 30th annual naturalizaion ceremony at the Seattle Center.
Four-hundred eighty-seven new citizens of the United States took their oaths of allegiance on July 4 at the Seattle Center as part of the Ethnic Heritage Council’s 29th Annual Naturalization Ceremony.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in partnership with Seattle’s Ethnic Heritage Council, hosted more than 500 people from the western part of Washington state at a naturalization ceremony on the Fourth of July. The new citizens came from nearly 80 different countries. Judge Richard C. Tallman administered the oath of citizenship.♦