American citizenship is an honor

Hyland Levin Partner Shereen C. Chen spoke about the joys and the honor of being a U.S. citizen last week during the Citizen Naturalization Ceremony at Burlington County Superior Court in Mount Holly.

Chen became an American citizen at the age of 16. Her family came here from Taiwan when Shereen was only two years old. In her law practice at Hyland Levin, located in Marlton, Chen assists sports stars, business people, medical personnel, religious leaders and those from a variety of walks of life with citizenship and immigration. She has been an immigration attorney for the past 15 years and has received numerous awards and honors for her work including this year being named an Outstanding Woman of the Year in Burlington County.

Twenty-five new citizens received certificates and were welcomed last week during the ceremonies.

“It’s always an honor to participate in these ceremonies,” Chen said. “I love to see the happiness on the faces of the new citizens. It reminds me how fortunate we are to live in this country and how we should never take it for granted.”