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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Welcomes New U.S. Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

Post Date:09/20/2018 3:10 PM
Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Keith Whitney, Director
404-330-6612, office

Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell


For immediate Release: September 20, 2018

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Welcomes New U.S. Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony

ATLANTA—In honor of Constitution Week, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms welcomed 45 new United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony held Thursday in the Atrium of City Hall.

“It is an honor to witness the American dream coming true for these courageous and aspiring citizens who we hope will choose Atlanta to start businesses, raise their families and contribute to our community," said Mayor Bottoms. 

In her remarks, the Mayor congratulated the newly naturalized citizens for their commitment and perseverance, acknowledging that the road to becoming a citizen is often difficult.  To help those facing obstacles, the City maintains a strategic partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services through Welcoming Atlanta that connects individuals to the resources needed to achieve this important milestone.

Also taking part in today’s event was Kevin Riddle, Atlanta Field Office Director for the USCIS.

For more information about Welcoming Atlanta, visit


For more information about the City of Atlanta, please visit or watch City Channel 26. Follow the City of Atlanta on Facebook and Twitter @CityofAtlanta. Follow Mayor Bottoms on Facebook and Twitter @KeishaBottoms

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