Rockland’s Leader Wieder Swears in New Immigrants

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Rockland Majority Leader Aron Wieder at a naturalization ceremony in Pamona on Friday. (Rockland County Legislature)
Rockland Majority Leader Aron Wieder at a naturalization ceremony in Pamona on Friday. (Rockland County Legislature)

Rockland County Majority Leader Aron Wieder was the keynote speaker at Friday’s naturalization ceremony which swore in 150 new citizens from 46 different countries.

Wieder, a Jewish lawmaker who represents Spring Valley, became the county’s highest ranking Jew in history last month when legislature Democrats voted to make him their leader.

At the ceremony, held at the Fire Training Center in Pomona and presided over by Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato and Judge Victor Alfieri, Wieder said that the event shows the beauty of American culture.

“Look around you and you will see that we are comprised of many races, religions, ethnicities and cultures, combined we are indivisible and perhaps even invincible,” Wieder told the crowd, “You are now part of that beautiful tapestry.”