Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Persecuted Immigrants Become U.S. Citizens in Dallas Ceremony

"A citizenship ceremony in the federal courthouse in Dallas on
Thursday paid special homage to the “most vulnerable” newcomers to the
United States — those granted asylum from persecution back in their
native lands.  Among them was Roseline Ngaaje, a teacher and women’s advocate in her
native Cameroon. She was granted asylum through the work of the Human
Rights Initiative, a Dallas nonprofit whose staff filled the jury box as
a crowd of families sat ready for an unusual courtroom ceremony.  Ngaaje, who is now a 52-year-old school administrator, took center
stage, greeted federal Magistrate Judge Jeff Kaplan, then told the crowd
holding miniature U.S. flags, “Congratulations to all of us.”  They gave her a standing ovation just for those five words — because she was one of them." –