A court date is set (aka swearing-in ceremony). Court is called to order and the Hearing for Petitioners takes place. The Oath of Allegiance is recited, there is a Statement of the Court, then the Pledge of Allegiance is made. Court is adjourned, Certificates are distributed, and we have new United States Citizens—plus always punch and cookies following the Ceremony!
Two of our adult refugees studied persistently and thoroughly enough to pass the test and become citizens! Once they became citizens, their children under 18 years of age also became citizens, so we now have ten new United States Citizens in our midst! (In these two families, some children are over 18 years old who must take their own test, and some were born here in the United States.)
- Stephanie Sepate