Leon Small, originally from Jamaica, holds a United States flag in a naturalization ceremony, Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in New York. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told the 39 citizenship candidates that the United States is a country of “tremendous opportunity” and encouraged them to remove obstacles in order to make a difference and enjoy the country’s freedoms. Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant, administered the Oath of Allegiance to citizens of 21 different countries. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — The Mary J. Treglia Community House is hosting the Citizenship Oath Ceremony to welcome the community’s newest citizens.
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There will be an Oath Ceremony on Thursday, Oct 26, at 12:30 p.m. at the Mary J. Treglia Community House. The public is welcome to the event.
Mary J. Treglia Community House has provided citizenship and immigration services to this region for more than 100 years. Its mission is to identify and respond to the needs of Siouxland’s immigrant population through service, advocacy, and education.
“Our goal is to welcome individuals and families into this country, empower them to become self-sufficient, and watch them thrive,” states Barb Newhouse, executive director. “If Mary J. Treglia were with us today, she would be so proud of this diverse group becoming citizens of the United States of America. I, too, am so proud.”