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November 2, 2023 Naturalization Ceremony

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

On November 2, 2023, the Honorable Wendy B. Vitter, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana, presided over a naturalization ceremony in which 31 petitioners became United States citizens.  The Daughters of the American Revolution led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Attorney José Cot, a naturalized citizen, served as Keynote Speaker.  In his remarks, he encouraged the petitioners to register to vote and participate in civic life of the United States and all it has to offer.  EDLA Assistant U.S. Attorney Mimi Nguyen served as the Attorney General’s designee and certified the petitioners’ eligibility for citizenship.  Judge Vitter then administered the Oath of Allegiance, handed out certificates, and took pictures with our country’s newest citizens.  To view photos from the ceremony, please select this link.