- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) - Twenty-three people from 16 countries are slated to take the Oath of Allegiance as new U.S. citizens during a special ceremony in St. Albans, Vermont.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present the candidates for citizenship to a U.S. District Court magistrate judge during Tuesday’s ceremony at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Local students will take part in the program, with the Bellows Free Academy Color Guard presenting the colors and the BFA Quartet performing the National Anthem.

The new citizens hail from countries around the world, including Burundi, Canada, Ghana, Guatemala, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Rwanda, Somalia, Switzerland, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, and United Kingdom .

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