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PHOTO: Secretary Napolitano Participates in Naturalization Ceremony

Today, Security Napolitano administered the Oath of Allegiance and delivered remarks at a naturalization ceremony at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax. The 350 new United States citizens naturalized today represent 75 countries, and include two active duty members of the United States Armed Forces.

Secretary Napolitano said, “Throughout our history, people from across the world have come to the United States seeking freedom and new opportunities for themselves and their families. Now, as United States citizens, you have earned the rights and freedoms that our Constitution guarantees, as well as the responsibilities that citizenship brings to contribute to the strength and vitality of our communities and our Nation.”

Read more about U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the DHS component responsible for overseeing lawful immigration to the United States here.

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