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151 New Citizens Sworn in at Rockland County Ceremony

Immigrants represent 42 different countries.

The Oath of Allegiance was administered to 151 new U.S. citizens at the latest naturalization ceremony in Rockland County.

Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperator hosted the ceremony at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona, where Judge Victor Alfieri Jr. served as the officiating state Supreme Court justice.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Ram Nagubandi, commissioner of the Rockland County Commission on Human Rights. Organ transplant recipients Michael Prendergast and Lauren Shields spoke on behalf of the New York Organ Donor Network.  Michael Mark performed several musical selections, while hundreds observed the ceremony.

Country &  # of citizens

Argentina                      1

Barbados                      1

Belize                            1

Canada                         1

Columbia                      1

Dominica                      2

Dominican Republic      36

Ecuador                        5

El Salvador                   3

Georgia                         3

Germany                       2

Ghana                          1

Guatemala                    2

Guyana                                    1

Haiti                             16

India                            14

Indonesia                      1

Ireland                         7

Israel                            3

Italy                             1

Jamaica                                    11

Mexico                          2

Nigeria                          2

Pakistan                        3

Peru                             1

Philippines                   5

Poland                          5

Portugal                        1

Russia                          1

Saudi Arabia                2

St. Vincent-Grenadines   1

Switzerland                   1

Syria                            2

Trinidad & Tobago       1

Uganda                         1

Ukraine                         1

United Kingdom                        2

USSR                           1

Uzbekistan                     1

Venezuela                      2

Vietnam                        1

Yugoslavia                    2

ted stephens December 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM
To the Jamaicans...ya mon! To the rest...welcome and best of luck!
William Demarest (Editor) December 09, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Congratulations to our newest citizens!
marky weltzien December 21, 2012 at 02:52 AM
to the 1 canadian... really?

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