Portland citizenship ceremony celebrates young Americans

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Megan Nelson of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services administers the Oath of Allegiance to 30 children ages 4-16 in a special ceremony at the Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine in Portland on Jan. 11. The new citizens, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Iraq, People’s Republic of China, Somalia and Uganda, now live in Biddeford, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Gorham, Lewiston, Portland, Sanford and Westbrook. USCIS periodically holds special ceremonies for children to recognize and celebrate their citizenship, which is generally derived through their naturalized parents or adoption. (Diane Hudson / For The Forecaster)Zuzu znd Jemima Fitzpatrick recite the Oath of Allegiance during the Jan. 11 ceremony at the Children’s Museum in Portland. (Diane Hudson / For The Forecaster)

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