Dozens of people from all over the world will converge at Rend Lake College later this month to officially become American citizens.
The United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois will host a Naturalization Ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Rend Lake College Theatre.
United States Bankruptcy Judge Kenneth J. Meyers will preside at the ceremony where the United States Custom and Immigration Services will welcome approximately 50 new citizens.
The Southern District of Illinois is one of three federal judicial districts in Illinois and is comprised of the 38 southernmost counties. Although the ceremony is an official court proceeding, the Court elects to host Naturalization ceremonies at locations throughout the district several times each year in order to provide students and the public an opportunity to witness the Naturalization process and learn more about how immigrants to the United States become citizens.
For more information, see the court’s website, www.ilsd.uscourts.gov, or contact the Clerk of Court, Nancy Rosenstengel, at 618-482-9172.