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USCIS to Welcome 48 New US Citizens

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court District of Montana welcomed 48 U.S. citizenship candidates when they were naturalized Thursday, July 21, at the Russell Smith Federal Courthouse during two ceremonies. This is the second of three naturalization ceremonies this year in Missoula.

Judge Kathleen DeSoto presided over the 11 a.m. ceremony and Judge Donald W. Molloy presided over the 1:30 p.m. ceremony. The courtroom deputy administered the Oath of Allegiance.

The citizenship candidates originate from 18 countries: Argentina, Belarus, Brazil, Burma, Canada, Chile, Denmark, India, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Syria, Tajikistan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

They live in Wolf Point, Augusta, Belgrade, Billings, Bigfork, Black Eagle, Bozeman, Butte, Columbus Falls, Corvallis, Florence, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Lakeside, Missoula, Polaris, Roundup, Scobey, Seeley Lake, Superior and Whitefish.

The ceremony was streamed live at https://

USCIS encourages new U.S. citizens to share their naturalization photos on social media using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit

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