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Welcomes New Citizens

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aturalization ceremonies in Berks County are typically
filled with pomp and circumstance.

The courtroom gallery is usually overflowing with
friends and family members of those taking their final step on
the path to U.S. citizenship. Musical performances and special
keynote speeches lift everyone's spirits. And our newest neighbors
beam with pride as they pose for photos with the Berks County
judge presiding over the ceremony.
But this is 2020. And just like every other large event planned,
the naturalization ceremonies organized by the Berks County Bar
Association have been forced to adapt to COVID-19 restrictions.

The ceremony planned for April was canceled due to
Pennsylvania's stay-at-home mandate as COVID-19 infections
skyrocketed.
That created some urgency for holding a ceremony on July 15
to allow those who had been waiting patiently to complete the
citizenship process.
"In addition to celebrating the hard work of some of the most
patriotic people you'll ever find in our community, naturalization
ceremonies are a critical public service provided by the Bar
Association," said Bar Association Executive Director Kori
Walter. "Canceling yet another naturalization ceremony would

With masks and social distancing, 21 new citizens from 10 different countries take the oath of citizenship.

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