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Guam District Holds Naturalization Ceremony to Celebrate Independence Day

The United States District Court for the District of Guam held a special Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony on July 3, 2018. Chief District Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood made welcoming remarks and administered the Oath of Allegiance to 32 new citizens from the Republic of Indonesia, the Republic of the Philippines, and the Republic of Korea. Mr. Andrew Jarvis, supervisory immigration services officer, made the motion to accept the new citizens, and Magistrate Judge Joaquin V.E. Manibusan, Jr., led the Pledge of Allegiance. Following the ceremony, the court conducted a Citizenship Outreach Program, which is intended to provide newly naturalized citizens with resources to allow them to fully exercise their rights. The court also conducted an Independence Day Citizenship Outreach Program with Guam Passport Office and Guam Election Commission representatives, who assisted the newly naturalized citizens with applying for a U.S. passport and registering to vote in Guam elections.

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