Dauphin County Collaborates to Overcome Pandemic Restrictions, Winter Weather for Naturalization of 33 New U.S. Citizens

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Thirty-three new U.S. citizens were recently naturalized in Dauphin County Court, all of them navigating through a winter storm to appear for emotional ceremonies at the courthouse.

The 33 citizens are natives of at least 11 different counties.

Dauphin County Judge Royce L. Morris presided over the ceremonies on Feb. 22.

Dauphin County Prothonotary Matthew R. Krupp and his staff organized the ceremonies while accommodating for COVID-related restrictions and distancing.

“We all worked together to make this a very special day for the new citizens – even during a pandemic,” Krupp said. “This was a treasured day for Dauphin County’s newest citizens, and we wanted to make it memorable.”

Behind the scenes, the Dauphin County Prothonotary’s Office coordinates with the Office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Philadelphia to facilitate naturalization of new citizens.

Additionally, the Prothonotary’s Office processes name change petitions and records, and maintains records for all citizens naturalized in Dauphin County.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.