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David Ingram and daughter, Rachel far right, were on hand to support their wife, and mother, Brasilina Dioneia Ingram who was sworn as one of 18 new US citizens. The ceremony was held on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. SAN ANGELO – After 18 individuals from different walks in life, took the 10-steps outside the O.C. Fisher Federal Building’s US District Court, Room 202 up to the second floor of the historic 100-year-old edifice, the Honorable Judge John R. Parker, in his brief remarks stated although today was the final step toward their naturalization, it was also just the beginning of their journey of becoming responsible U.S. citizens. The core of America’s beliefs is based upon a set of ideas, principles, and values, not so much about ethnicities or founded upon bloodlines” stated Judge Parker. Those principles are: liberty, equality, justice. Embraced and taught to the next generation, it makes our country stronger,” Paker said.
Among those 18 new US citizens to take the Oath of Allegiance and the Pledge of Allegiance was Mrs. Brasilina Dioneia Ingram of Brazil. When it came to time recite the Pledge, Brasilina was so deeply moved she couldn’t finish saying it. As a young mother she had taught her girls to recite the Allegiance. So, yesterday, on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at the 1 p.m. US Naturalization Ceremony at that particular moment, she remembered that instance. Brasinlina’s husband, David who is the director of Rust Street Ministries was there as her biggest supporter.
What made it even more special for him and his wife was the fact that it was their 37th wedding anniversary.
Below is the total of new US citizens who represented 11 countries.