Congressman Mullin Welcomes New American Citizens
MUSKOGEE – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today welcomed 22 new naturalized Americans at a citizenship ceremony in Muskogee.
“It was my honor to be able to be among the first people to welcome these new Americans,” Mullin said “It was wonderful to be able to share in the great emotion and joy that these people felt at becoming American citizens and to encourage them to become active in their communities.”
The naturalization ceremony is the final step in the process of becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen. The ceremony involved U.S. Magistrate Steven P. Shreder administering the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens. Representatives from the Daughters of the American Revolution provided U.S. Flags to the new citizens.
Mullin delivered the ceremony’s keynote address to citizenship candidates from 11 different countries, including Italy, United Kingdom, India, Mexico and Germany.
“It might be easy for Americans, new ones or citizens who were born here, to take their citizenship – and all that it means – for granted. But we shouldn’t,” Mullin told the citizenship candidates. “Be the example of all of the ideals that made you want to become an American.”