Casper to welcome 15 new Americans with naturalization ceremony

Ronaldo Quinain Eco holds his 17-month old son, Earl, after a naturalization ceremony in the Wheeler Concert Hall at Casper College. Eco and his wife, Marigo Kong Eco, immigrated from the Philippines with their two older children Eian and Ella about eight years ago. Their citizenship process took about one year.(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — 15 people who originally come from 12 different countries will be welcomed as American citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Casper.

That ceremony will take place at 3:30 pm Tuesday, Sept. 3 in the U.S. District Court at 111 South Wolcott.

The fifteen new Americans originally come from the following countries:

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  • Canada
  • Cambodia
  • Chile
  • Finland
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mexico
  • Nicaragua
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

At the naturalization ceremony, Judge Scott Skavahl will “administer the Oath of Allegiance,” according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

“Those joining in the celebration include the Natrona County High School JROTC honor guard, who will post the colors; the Daughters of the American Revolution; The Natrona County United Veterans Council; the Immigration Alliance of Casper; U.S. Daughters of 1812; and Disabled American Veterans, who will distribute small American flags and other items,” the announcement adds.

New citizens and their families are encouraged to share photos from their naturalization ceremonies using this hashtage: #newUScitizen.

More that 757,000 people became naturalized U.S. citizens in fiscal year 2018, the release states.

“For more information on USCIS and our programs, please visit uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), Facebook (/uscis), and LinkedIn (/uscis).”

A previous version of this story had the incorrect address. It has been corrected.