MINNEAPOLIS: The Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) welcomes new citizens at noon on Friday, September 17, as it sponsors a naturalization ceremony by the U.S. District Court at the IDS Center Crystal Court. One hundred new citizens from 37 countries will be sworn in as United States citizens. U.S. District Court Judge Joan Ericksen will be presiding over the ceremony and Buck Humphrey, Chief Communications Officer for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be delivering remarks.
This special session coincides with nationally-recognized Constitution (a.k.a. Citizenship Day). HCBA President Courtney Ward-Reichard expressed enthusiasm for this program of the HCBA Community Relations Committee: “So often the media stories on law and immigration issues are pretty discouraging. This event shows the other side of the coin. It is great to be part of a celebration of citizenship, welcoming a widely diverse group of new Americans.”
The association will provide photo keepsakes to each new citizen, and will also be distributing copies of its new edition of Legal Stuff, a 52-page booklet describing practical application of Minnesota Law in everyday life.
EVENT: Constitution Day Naturalization Ceremony
PLACE: IDS Center Crystal Court (80 S. 8th Street, Minneapolis)
DATE/TIME: Friday, September 17, 12 noon