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Thousands of New Citizens Celebrate in California
The Central District of California held two naturalization ceremonies in November at the Pomona Fairplex, in which over 5,800 new citizens took the Oath of Allegiance. Senior Judge Ronald S. W. Lew presided over the morning proceedings and he invited the new citizens to give themselves a round of applause for completing “a long, arduous process” that included a great deal of study and hard work to reach their goal. Judge Lew, the son of Chinese immigrants, shared his family’s story with the attendees.