From February 12th to February 22nd, the USCIS will hold over 180 naturalization ceremonies across the U.S. to help celebrate Presidents Day! Nearly 20,000 new citizens were administered the Oath of Allegiance during these ceremonies. USCIS Director León Rodríguez stated, “Whatever their backgrounds and political views, our presidents have all recognized that we could not have succeeded as a nation were it not for the contributions of immigrants,” He continued, “Through the contributions they make, and by choosing to naturalize, our newest citizens will strengthen the fabric of our nation and reinforce America’s unique heritage as a nation of immigrants.”
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, 2/12/16, News Release:
USCIS to Welcome Nearly 20,000 New U.S. Citizens in Naturalization Ceremonies Around Presidents Day
USCIS Blogs – BEACON:
Celebrating Past Presidents and Their Immigrant Parents, Part I: Andrew Jackson – Posted 2/12/16 Celebrating Past Presidents and Their Immigrant Parents, Part II: Woodrow Wilson – Posted 2/15/16