New citizens to be sworn in with ceremony Thursday

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U.S. District Court Judge David N. Hurd will preside over a Naturalization Ceremony to be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18 at U.S. District Court, Broad Street, Utica.

Seventy-four individuals representing 27 nations from around the world, including Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, Chad, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Mexico, Moldova, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Yemen, are scheduled to be sworn in as new citizens at the ceremony.

Attorney Camille Tauroney Kahler, partner at Saunders Kahler L.L.P., will be the featured speaker. Wint War War Phu Oo, formerly of Burma, will also say a few words. The musical group Firestorm will perform several musical selections and the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will present the colors for the ceremony.

The reception following the ceremony is sponsored by the New Vision Pioneers — Leatherstocking Council. The ceremony is open to the public, and cameras are welcome.

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