Celebrating their new citizenship status with Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves and Judge Stephan Schick are, front row from the left, Susan Elaine Pereira-Mendoza, Javier Carvajal, Shelly Marie Tamara Nelson, Amandine Jeanne Caroline Peter, Elizabeth Del Carmen Mendez, Cynthia Doris Tamayo, Lala Huang and Sandra Maxine Evans-White; and back row from the left, Brian Pereira-Mendoza, Sharon Molloy, Shaul Haim Yaknin, Shivdarshan Singh Cheema, Ehab Mohamed Ibrahim Essa and Jaeyoon James Jun.
Monticello, NY – Sullivan County Clerk Russell Reeves and Supreme Court Judge Stephan Schick were pleased to swear in 14 new American citizens on March 31 in the Sullivan County Government Center in Monticello.
“I’m filled with joy, happiness and gladness to see so many new faces becoming citizens of our wonderful country,” Judge Schick observed. “I see that these faces obviously come from far and wide from different places throughout the world. Our country is indeed a great melting pot … which makes our country so diverse and so rich. It’s a wonderful thing to behold.”
“Hosting these ceremonies is a treasured duty of my office and one of the best parts of my job,” affirmed Reeves. “It is a pleasure and an honor to stand witness to the culmination of months and even years of effort to gain the precious status of citizenship.”