USCIS Naturalizes 7,000 New Citizens over the Independence Day Holiday

From June 30th through July 4th, the USCIS held nearly 100 naturalization ceremonies across the United States to help celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence (7/4/16)! Nearly 7000 new citizens were administered the Oath of Allegiance during these ceremonies at public parks and historic landmarks nationwide. USCIS Director León Rodríguez stated, “These new Americans will strengthen the fabric of our nation with their contributions to American society and prosperity, and be able to enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.”

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, 6/30/16, News Release:
USCIS Naturalizes 7,000 New Citizens over the Independence Day Holiday