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Twenty-nine people sworn in as U.S. citizens

Twenty-nine people were sworn in as U.S. citizens during a ceremony at the Tompkins County Courthouse, Wed., Nov. 6, 2013/Pete Blanchard

Twenty-nine people sworn in as U.S. citizens

Twenty-nine people from 17 different countries became American citizens at a ceremony Wednesday at the Tompkins County Courthouse.

State Supreme Court Justice Philip Rumsey carried out the oath of allegiance in front of an audience of more than 50 people, many of whom were family and friends.

Boris Dzikovski is from Russia and first came to the U.S. in 1999.

“Ithaca became my home. I feel totally welcome,” he said.

Dzikovski now works as a professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, and considers himself an Ithacan.

He says Ithaca’s winters are what remind him most of his homeland.

 

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