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Contact: Marilú Cabrera, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 

220 People Naturalized at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Oct. 10 Ceremony

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office, along with the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, hosted a special naturalization ceremony Thursday, October 10, at MATC. The ceremony was held at Cooley Auditorium on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus.

A total of 220 applicants, representing 62 countries from around the world, took the Oath of Allegiance and became United States Citizens. Presiding over the ceremony was the Honorable Nancy Joseph, Judge, United States District court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Judge Joseph is a naturalized citizen from Haiti. Gloria Pitchford-Nicholas, Dean for MATC School of Pre-College Education welcomed the guests, and Dr. Michael L. Burke, President of MATC; JoEllen Christians, Instructional Chairperson for the MATC English as a Second Language program; and Hanife Thomas, MATC International Student Organization, provided remarks. USCIS Field Office Director Kay Leopold offered the motion for the new citizens.