More Than 7,000 to Take Citizenship Oath Over July 4 Weekend

WASHINGTON, Pa. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the 240th  anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming more than 7,000 new U.S. citizens during nearly 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country between June 30 and July 4.

“As we celebrate the birth of our country on July Fourth, more than 7,000 new Americans will also celebrate the fulfillment of their dreams of citizenship,” USCIS Director León Rodríguez said. “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.”

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The USCIS encourages new citizens, their families, and friends to share their experiences and photos from naturalization ceremonies on social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

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