Goshen. Orange County welcomes 25 new citizens at Naturalization ceremony

| 28 Aug 2021 | 03:12

Orange County hosted a Naturalization ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 26, at the County’s Emergency Services Center.

Supreme Court Justice Robert Onofry presided over the ceremony; Deputy County Clerk Kelly Eskew administered the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens.

“We are proud to recognize the accomplishment of these new citizens and to welcome them to this great country,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “The different ethnicities and nationalities that were represented today is what make this country so great. I enjoyed welcoming the new citizens and their families to the U.S. and wish them success.”

Twenty-five people from 20 countries took the Oath of Allegiance, the final part of the naturalization process, renouncing all foreign allegiance while pledging to support and defend the American Constitution and to follow the laws of the United States.