This year the US is celebrating Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies and will welcome around 15,000 new citizens.
On July 4, US celebrated nation’s 241st birthday. On this day, in 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia.
Making this day even more festive, USCIS marks this day with naturalization ceremonies all over the country.
“July Fourth marks the birth of our country, and for 15,000 people, it marks the birth of a new chapter as American citizens,” USCIS Acting Director James McCament said.
“These new members of our community will add to the diverse fabric of our nation and will now be able to enjoy the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.”
New-born citizens will take the Oath of Allegiance at public parks and historic landmarks.
Ceremonies will be held across the country starting on June 26, 2017 in Charleston, South Carolina. The last ceremony will take place on July 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.