New Citizens Will Be Sworn in at Detroit Pistons' Game at Halftime

October 05, 2021, 12:13 PM by  Allan Lengel

VP Kamala Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff (White House photo)

Douglas Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, will welcome 16 immigrants after they're sworn in as citizens at halftime at the Detroit Pistons pre-season game in Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs.

U.S. District Judge David Lawson will make opening remarks during the ceremony and Chief U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood will administer the Oath of Allegiance.

The new citizens come from Algeria, Australia, Canada, Bangladesh, France, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Philippines and Vietnam.

The event is organized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a federal agency, to mark Hispanic Heritage Month.



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