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Naturalization http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/3138/all en Welcome to America: New citizens take oath in New Haven ceremony http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404welcome-america-new-citizens-take-oath-new-haven-ceremony <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-22776" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201404welcome-america-new-citizens-take-oath-new-haven-ceremony"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/Beeman6645.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Beeman6645.jpg" title="Beeman6645.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE John M. Conroy shook hands with each of the 21 new U.S. citizens after they gave their Oath of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony in New Haven Monday. Also pictured are Suzanne Kern, far right, of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service, and Insup Shin, a U.S. Marshal. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; John Ben Modi stood solemnly in a neatly pressed gray suit, eyes closed, his right hand raised.</span></p> <p> The Hon. Judge John M. Conroy, robed and bespectacled, read from a piece of paper on the podium in front of him.</p> <p> &ldquo;I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty.&rdquo;</p> <p> Modi repeated the words.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22780">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201404welcome-america-new-citizens-take-oath-new-haven-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Beeman Elementary Conroy Featured immigration Naturalization Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:45 +0000 Zach Despart 22780 at http://www.addisonindependent.com