Press Release - Detail
Contact: Chanda Temple, Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 444-9279 (cell)
More than 100 to Take Oath of U.S. Citizenship on Thursday, August 14, at Birmingham Public Library
Birmingham, Ala. (Aug. 13, 2014) - One hundred adults will take an oath of U.S. citizenship on Thursday, Aug. 14 in the Arrington Auditorium of the Birmingham Public Library, 2100 Park Place. Representatives with the Atlanta Field Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will administer the oath. There will be three separate ceremonies, including one for children. Most of the candidates are from the metro Birmingham area.
Each adult will receive a certificate of naturalization at the end of each ceremony. Each child will receive a certificate of citizenship.
*Fifty adults will take an oath at 10 a.m. Sign up will start at 9 a.m.
*Fifty adults will take an oath at 12 p.m. Sign up will start at 11 a.m.
*About 35 children under the age of 18 and who've derived their citizenship from a parent who's a U.S. citizen, will take an oath at 2:30 p.m. These children were not born in the U.S. nor did they have to take a test for the oath, but they have one parent or both parents with U.S. citizenship status. Sign up will start at 1:30 p.m.
The adult ceremonies will last about an hour. Those administering the oath will include Jaclyn Williams, branch chief of the USCIS; and Marianna Paredes and Stephen Pantos, both supervisory immigration services officers with the USCIS.