Congratulations to the 23 #NewUSCitizens who took the Oath of Allegiance during the first-ever naturalization ceremony before the White Sox game on May 31! People aged 18 to 80 and from 17 countries were sworn in before the afternoon game between the White Sox and Los Angeles Angels.
The new U.S. citizens each held an American flag. They proudly stood for the national anthem for the first time as U.S. citizens after the first naturalization ceremony at Guaranteed Rate. After the ceremony, the #NewUScitizens were invited to a suite to watch the game and enjoy lunch.
Judge Marvin Aspen performed the citizenship ceremony and said,
“Most all American citizens can trace their family roots to immigrants, and such was the case at the very beginning. Our nation was founded by brilliant and courageous immigrants and the sons of immigrants.”
The first time the naturalization ceremony was ever held at a sports venue was also in Chicago at Wrigley Field in 2021, when 172 people became citizens.
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