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Montgomery County welcomes 37 new citizens from 27 countries at naturalization ceremony

On June 7, 2016

At the beginning of the month, 34 applicants from 27 countries became U.S citizens at a naturalization ceremony at the Montgomery County Public Libraries’ Gaithersburg Branch.

Countries represented, included: Albania; Algeria; Cambodia; Cameroon; Canada; Democratic Republic of Congo; Denmark; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Guatemala; Haiti; Hong Kong; India; Iran; Japan; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Nepal; Nicaragua; Pakistan; Russia; South Africa; Senegal; Republic of Korea; Sri Lanka; and Venezuela.

City of Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman joined county officials Bruce Adams, director of the Office of Community Partnerships and Public Libraries Director Parker Hamilton in the ceremony. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony.

Montgomery County Public Libraries provides immigrants and newcomers a wide-range of programs and services such as language classes, conversation clubs, workforce development and citizenship classes.  

For more information on the Office of Community Partnerships Gilchrist Center call (240) 777-4960. For information on libraries go to

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