Thirty new American citizens will be sworn in by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Honolulu on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The agency says King’s legacy will be honored during today’s ceremony as he worked tirelessly to ensure equality of opportunity.
Honolulu Field Office Director Kenneth Sherman will administer the oath to candidates from 17 countries, including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany and Ghana.
Carole Reynolds, a naturalized U.S. citizen and active member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, will be the keynote speaker.
Reynolds was born in London and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. The U.S. Air Force veteran is a past president of the local Women’s Alliance and has held leadership positions within various military support groups.