September 22, 2021
Federal Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph RLAW’93 had the opportunity in 2019 to give the oath of citizenship to 92-year-old Uctorieuse Destin, who cared for Joseph when she was a child in Haiti.

Nancy Joseph was eight years old when she immigrated from Haiti to New Jersey. She took the United States oath of citizenship when she was a 19-year-old college student. Now a federal magistrate judge since 2010 with almost three decades of legal experience, Joseph, a 1993 Rutgers Law School in Camden graduate, finds herself on the other side of the equation, conducting the ceremonies that establish American citizenship for immigrants. “In no way would I have dreamed at the time of taking the oath that I would be in the position to one day administer the oath to others,” she said.

Read the rest of the story from Rutgers Camden Magazine here.


Rutgers Law Media Contacts:
Mike Sepanic (Camden); Elizabeth Moore (Newark)

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