31 Dauphin County Residents Become New U.S. Citizens at Naturalization Ceremony in County Court


Thirty-one new U.S. citizens – natives of 16 different countries – were recently naturalized in Dauphin County Court.

Dauphin County Judge Royce L. Morris presided over the ceremonies on Aug. 9.

Dauphin County Prothonotary Matthew R. Krupp and his staff organized the ceremonies.

“This is always an extremely emotional and proud day for the new citizens,” Dauphin County Commissioner Chad Saylor said.

The new citizens live in neighborhoods across Dauphin County.

“We welcome and congratulate our newest citizens, and are happy to have them living in Dauphin County,” County Commissioner Chair Mike Pries said.

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.

“Our diversity and differences are what make our communities so vibrant,” County Commissioner George P. Hartwick III said.

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