200 new citizens to be sworn in at Vegas ceremony

200 new citizens to be sworn in at Vegas ceremony

CREATED Sep. 13, 2012

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal immigration officials say 200 people from 51 countries will be sworn in as U.S. citizens during a Las Vegas ceremony being held in conjunction with Citizenship Day.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Cam Ferenbach is due to preside over ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Lloyd D. George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas.

Leander Holston is the head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Las Vegas.

He says the new citizens come from countries including Afghanistan, Argentina, China, Cuba, Mexico, Morocco, Spain, Sweden and Vietnam.

They're among more than 32,000 candidates due to become naturalized citizens at 158 ceremonies across the country over the next 10 days.

Citizenship Day is Monday. It marks the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787.
 

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