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Area Residents to Become U.S. Citizens

Joe Denoyer - January 5, 2022 4:12 pm

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court of Kansas will welcome 100 people as new U.S. citizens Friday at Wichita State University. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mitchell Herren will preside, and a clerk of the court will administer the Oath of Allegiance.

The citizenship candidates originate from 28 countries: Australia, Benin, China, Congo (Kinshasa), El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Somalia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Syria, Sudan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

The citizenship candidates live in Andover, Bel Aire, Colby, Derby, Dodge City, Garden City, Great Bend, Hays, Haysville, Hoisington, Liberal, Lindsborg, McPherson, Modoc, Rose Hill, Salina, Valley Center and Wichita.

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2. Visit and use Ask Emma to find answers to common questions about the application process. 

3. If you need to talk to a representative for another reason, you can call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 to access automated information through an interactive menu 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can get live help in English and Spanish from a USCIS representative Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern.   

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