Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Welcomes New Citizens at Swearing in Ceremony

Bill Currier vs Kitzhaber-Brown Ethics Wilsonville, OR - At his first public appearance, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson officially welcomed newly naturalized citizens and congratulated them on becoming Americans at 2 p.m. today at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services federal building at 1455 NW Overton St., Portland.

"We are a nation of immigrants, and we must continue to celebrate the diversity that strengthens the fabric of our communities," Richardson said. “Naturalized citizens honor and value their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and we ought to recognize the importance of all voices in our society.”

Other elected officials and community leaders from across the political spectrum joined Richardson for the ceremony.

All follow up press inquiries should be directed to Michael Calcagno, Communications Director for Secretary Richardson at 503–866–7124.

The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. Its Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.

Friday 01/06/2017–18:00 PM PDT
UPDATED Saturday 01/07/2017–12:00 PM PDT
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