USCIS to Welcome 29 New US Citizens at the First Ceremony of 2022 at the Omaha Courthouse

OMAHA, Neb. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court District of Nebraska will welcome 29 U.S. citizenship candidates to be naturalized at the Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse on Friday. The ceremony is the first of 2022 at the courthouse.

Judge Michael Nelson will preside over the ceremony, and the courtroom deputy will administer the Oath of Allegiance.

The citizenship candidates originate from 15 countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma, Cuba, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Thailand and Vietnam.

They live in Elkhorn, Fremont, Humboldt, Norfolk, Omaha, Papillion and South Sioux City.

USCIS encourages new U.S. citizens to share their naturalization photos on social media using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen.

USCIS naturalized approximately 808,000 people in fiscal year 2021. Many of them applied using USCIS online tools. To file online, individuals must first create a USCIS online account at

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 14, 2 p.m.

WHERE: Roman L. Hruska Federal Courthouse 111 S. 18th Plaza, Courtroom 1 Omaha, NE 68102

CONTACT: For media only: Debbie Cannon, USCIS public affairs officer, office: 720-852-6917; cell: 202-281-6615, email:, Twitter: @USCISMediaCntrl

NOTES: Media may meet new U.S. citizens outside the courthouse after the ceremony for interviews. Please observe social distancing, wear a face covering and bring a boom mic if you have one. No family and friends may attend.

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