“That is such a significant ceremony with an incredible sense of affection of nation, love of each other, and of neighborhood,” Riordan mentioned. “America is the hope of the world and folks come right here to have the chance to excel. Having a ceremony right here hyperlinks new residents and immigrants to the work of the Harvard Enterprise Faculty — highlighting the contributions that immigrants make to the enterprise sector.”
Dean Srikant Datar kicked issues off with welcoming remarks.
“As somebody who got here to the USA from India to advance my schooling and within the years since has pursued my profession and raised my household right here, I perceive this journey effectively,” Datar mentioned. “I do know the unwavering dedication required, the regular dedication, and the braveness. I commend you for these traits.”
The occasion additionally featured the Presentation of Colours by the Boston College, Harvard College, and MIT Naval ROTC Consortium; the Pledge of Allegiance led by the Enterprise Faculty’s Affiliate Director, Finance and Operations Walfred Arenales; and Inexperienced Beret veteran Doug Somoza, M.B.A. ’25; renditions of “America the Lovely” by Ph.D. candidate Celia Stafford and “The Star-Spangled Banner” by Shreya Raghuraman, M.B.A. ’24; and congratulatory remarks by President Biden, through video message.
USCIS usually participates in naturalization ceremonies at faculties, museums, libraries, and different notable places to rejoice the conclusion of immigrants’ journeys to citizenship and honor the dedication they’ve proven alongside the best way.
That is the second time Harvard College has hosted a naturalization ceremony. The Kennedy Faculty had the dignity again in 2019, that includes remarks by then-College President Larry Bacow and U.S. District Court docket Decide Rya Zobel ’53, L.L.B. ’56.
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