Irishman to take part in special US citizenship ceremony
RTE | Dec 15, 2015
A Co Westmeath man will be among 31 people who will become US citizens today at a special ceremony with President Barack Obama on the 224th anniversary of the US Bill of Rights.
President Obama will use the occasion to deliver a keynote address on immigration, an issue that has become central to the current US presidential campaigns.
He is expected to address comments by Republican presidential nomination campaign frontrunner Donald Trump, who has followed descriptions of Mexicans as “murderers” and “rapists” with a call for a ban on Muslim immigrants.