USCIS held over 100 Naturalization Ceremonies across the country from June 30 to July 4!

From June 30th to July 4th, the USCIS held over 100 naturalization ceremonies across the U.S. to help celebrate the 4th of July holiday! Nearly 9000 new citizens were administered the Oath of Allegiance during these ceremonies. USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba stated, “We’re honored to celebrate Independence Day by welcoming new U.S. citizens at ceremonies across the United States.”

There are photos and remarks about the different ceremonies and the experiences of some of these new citizens on Twitter and other social media, just search hashtag #newUScitizen to find them.

Source of Information:

USCIS.gov, 7/1/14, News Release:
USCIS Will Naturalize Nearly 9,000 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations

Related Links:

CNN.com, 7/4/14, News Article:
The Fourth of July: Birthday for a nation and a citizen
Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 7/4/14, Special Event:
Monticello Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony