State Supreme Court Justice Phillip Rumsey opened court Tuesday for a Naturalization Ceremony.
Ten people from around Central New York recited the oath of citizenship with County Clerk Betsy Larkin.
They were welcomed as citizens during remarks by Freeville’s Amy Dickinson and Truxton Town Councilman Ghassan “Gus” Wehbe.
Rumsey applauded Wehbe for addressing every citizenship ceremony since he took the oath in 1996 after coming over from Lebanon.
Wehbe urged all to “never stop dreaming the American dream.”
The new USA recruits and their big smiles come from countries such as Argentina, Burma, the Dominican Republic, France, Germany, China, Ukraine and Venezuela.
- Tina Bauersfeld
- Stephane Bentolila
- Pedro Bieneme Simbil
- Damian Fernandez
- Bernardo Gampel Braun
- Zenovity Grygorchuk
- Xiuli Lin
- Lwin Ngwe
- Iryna Skoroplyas
- Menga Xie
Tina Bauersfeld (New U.S. Citizen from Ithaca)