Vincentian among 25 persons becoming US citizen

Twenty-five people recently took the Oath of Allegiance in the US state of Montana  to become U.S. citizens.

The US administration is currently seeking to have some 2000 persons deported who they say are illegal immigrants.

The oath was administered Thursday in the U.S. District courtroom of Judge Robert Holter, who presided over the ceremony. Court Clerk Suzy Redding administered the oath, immigration officials said.

There are two naturalization ceremonies in Great Falls, Montana, each year.

USCIS is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. USCIS naturalized more than 750,000 people in fiscal year 2018.

The newest citizens hailed from Australia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Iceland, Laos, Netherlands, New Zealand, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. They were also from the Philippines, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom and Vietnam, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.