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– Photo by Lorraine Boyd
Nebraska Adds to Its Citizenry
Thirty-seven Omahans were sworn in as United States citizens last week in the Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse by Magistrate Judge Thomas Thalken. Above are just a portion of those taking the oath – the jury box couldn’t accommodate all of the new Americans, so the rest spilled over into the first row in the courtroom. They represented 10 countries of origin. All beamed proudly as their family members looked on. League of Women Voters representatives were there to register them to vote, a privilege they are now accorded. The judge addressed them, challenging them to become active in the democratic process and a video greeting by the president congratulated them. The National Anthem was sung by the Omaha Prime barbershop quartet. Another ceremony is scheduled for today.
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