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June 21, 2006

USCIS Director To Deliver Keynote Address at San Antonio Naturalization Ceremony

USCIS DIRECTOR EMILIO T. GONZALEZ TO WELCOME MORE THAN 200 NEW AMERICANS IN SAN ANTONIO

Outstanding Americans by Choice to be Recognized

SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Director Emilio T. Gonzalez will deliver the keynote address during a special ceremony Thursday, June 22, at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The Honorable John W. Primono, United States Magistrate Judge will preside over the ceremony and swearing- in 235 San Antonio-area residents as United States citizens in a special session of the United States District Court. Felix Velazquez, USCIS District Adjudicator will be the Officer-in Charge of the ceremony.

As part of the ceremony, Director Gonzalez will present San Antonio residents and naturalized citizens, Caitriona Lyons, and Marion T. Primono, with the "Outstanding American by Choice" certificate. This special USCIS honor recognizes the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens who have demonstrated their commitment to this country and to the common civic values that unite us as Americans.

Other recipients of this recognition include U.S. Senator Mel Martinez, California Congressman Tom Lantos, and Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez.

NOTE: Immediately following the ceremony, U.S. Magistrate Judge Primono, Director Gonzalez, and San Antonio, District Director Pasquarell, will hold a media availability.
EVENT: Naturalization Ceremony
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, June 22, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. (Media Advance 1:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Institute of Texan Cultures
801 South Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

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Posted by VisaLawyer at June 21, 2006 07:08 AM

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