Naturalization Ceremony to Be Held May 14
May 6, 2010
Fairfax County is hosting a naturalization ceremony on Friday, May 14, in honor of Asian American Heritage Month. It is the second naturalization ceremony held at the Government Center and will take place in the Board Auditorium beginning at 11 a.m.
Scheduled speakers include:
- Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova.
- U.S. Rep. Gerald E. Connolly.
- Christina Legdameo, White House deputy director of the Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- Abul Hussam, George Mason University professor.
The program is sponsored by the Fairfax County Asian American History Project and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Approximately 75 new American citizens will be welcomed, and information about voting and other rights of American citizens will be available.
A reception, sponsored by Cox Communications, will be held at the conclusion of the ceremony.
The Asian American History Project involves residents in the researching, recording, preservation, writing and promotion of history regarding the experiences of Asian American groups that have chosen Fairfax County as their home. The stories provide information on how, why and when different Asian immigrant groups came to the U.S. and to Fairfax County; where they have settled; and what their contributions have been to the community.
Fairfax County held a naturalization information session in March, which provided an overview of the naturalization process and offered naturalization resources.
For more information, contact Christina Fullmer, Chairman’s Office, at 703-324-2321, TTY 711.
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director, Office of Public Affairs
703-324-3189, TTY 711, Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)
To request this information in an alternate format, call 703-324-3187, TTY 711