OXFORD, Miss.–Legal immigration is alive and well in the U.S. and in Mississippi, with 76 new citizens sworn in at a ceremony at Oxford High School Tuesday. They raised their hands and took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States.
Oxford High School is the first school in north Mississippi to host a swearing in ceremony.
The Honorable Sharion Aycock, Chief United States district judge, presided, with Oxford School District Superintendent Brian Harvey, Charles Overby, Chairman and CEO of The Freedom Forum, David Crews, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, , Anna Drake, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and performances and honors from the Oxford High School Orchestra and Concert Choir and the Oxford High School Marine Corps JROTC.
The naturalization proceedings are held for individuals who have been granted U.S. citizenship. The people who were sworn in Tuesday were from 31 differnt countries.