USCIS Welcomes New Citizens for Independence Day

USCIS welcomed 61 new United States citizens just in time for the 4th of July.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed America’s newest citizens at USS Midway on Friday, July 1.

During the special naturalization ceremony, USCIS welcomed 61 citizenship candidates that originated from 28 countries, including Canada, India, China, Mexico, Sierra Leone, South Korea, and Vietnam.

U.S. Naval Commander Dustin Wallace, Executive Officer, Regional Legal Service Office and USCIS San Diego Field Office Director Melissa Maxim were two honored guests and speakers that attended this ceremony which was part of USCIS’ annual Independence Day celebration.

USCIS is celebrating the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by welcoming nearly 7,000 new U.S. citizens in over 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country this weekend.

To view a list of 2016 Independence Day naturalization ceremonies, you can visit the USCIS website.

USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share their experience and photos from their ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

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