Within the pleasant confines of Wrigley Area, two federal judges welcomed 172 immigrants from 45 nations as newly minted United States residents, throughout an Independence Day weekend naturalization ceremony hosted on the residence of the Chicago Cubs, on Friday, July 2.
The ceremony was reported as the first of its kind in a Chicago sports activities venue. Chief Decide Rebecca R. Pallmeyer, of the Northern District of Illinois, helped set up the momentous event in Wrigleyville.
“What higher place to welcome new residents than Wrigley Area – recognized affectionately because the ‘Pleasant Confines,’” Pallmeyer stated in a court release. “We’re thrilled to conduct this ceremony right here, the place we will lengthen a heat, pleasant, and deeply honest congratulations to 172 newcomers, who will rejoice Independence Day with us for the primary time as U.S. residents, and work with all of us to kind a extra excellent union.”
With the phrase “Welcome” showing in a number of languages on the left discipline video display screen, U.S. District Decide John Z. Lee, a naturalized citizen and the primary Korean American to function an Article III choose within the Northern District of Illinois, administered the Oath of Allegiance to the brand new residents.
Hundreds of immigrants go to the U.S. District Courtroom for the Northern District of Illinois to be sworn in as U.S. residents at naturalization ceremonies yearly.
Federal courts conduct citizenship ceremonies, that are open to the general public and could also be attended by a whole lot and generally 1000’s of individuals. All through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, courts throughout the nation have carried out naturalization ceremonies outside and have restricted the variety of residents at every ceremony to permit for social distancing and to adjust to pointers from federal and native well being officers.
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