BOISE, Idaho — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome 30 citizenship candidates as new U.S. citizens on February 27 at the courthouse. The citizenship candidates are from Bhutan, Burma, Burundi, China, Congo (Kinshasa), El Salvador, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Taiwan and Ukraine.
Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Ronald E. Bush will preside over the ceremony with Stephen W. Kenyon, clerk of court, administering the Oath of Allegiance. U.S. Probation Officer Selvedin Mustafic will be the guest speaker.
USCIS asks new citizens and their families and friends to share the experience and photos at their ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen. USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS naturalized 834,000 people in fiscal year 2019, an 11-year high.