On July 21, 2023, a momentous occasion took place as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in collaboration with Instituto del Progreso Latino, came together to host a heartwarming naturalization ceremony. More than 50 new citizens were welcomed into the United States with great joy and celebration. The event was graced by the presence of Instituto's esteemed President & CEO, Karina Ayala Bermejo, who delivered a warm and heartfelt address, emphasizing the organization's commitment to welcoming immigrants with open arms. The proceedings continued with U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman presiding over the ceremony, administering the oath of citizenship to our new citizens. The ceremony was also honored by the presence of esteemed guests, including Congressman Chuy Garcia and UNIDOS US President & CEO, Ms. Janet Murguia.
This naturalization ceremony stands as a testament to Instituto del Progreso Latino's unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive wrap-around services to immigrants. By promoting the benefits of U.S. citizenship for all eligible individuals, Instituto del Progreso Latino fosters a sense of belonging, opportunity, and empowerment within the immigrant community.