Tuesday, October 27

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It’s A Goal!
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It’s A Goal!

By Sharon Simonson SAN JOSE—Balmy breezes extended pleasant welcome to ten newly pledged U.S. citizens in the hour before the evening start of the soccer game at San Jose’s new Avaya Stadium. The city’s new Office of Immigrant Affairs and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services had arranged a special naturalization ceremony at the 18,000-seat open-air landmark. The city’s long-time soccer team, the Earthquakes, faced the Seattle Sounders Football Club. The game, 1-1, was a draw. The new citizens were invited to stay for the match after taking the oath of allegiance, including on-field recognition at halftime. “Thanks to the Earthquakes and USCIS for making us feel special,” 42-year-old Dhiraj Bora, a native of Uttarakhand state in India, said before ceremonies began. ...