Watch a special video from USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas commemorating this important week for America and its newest citizens:
At a ceremony in Cincinnati last week, Director Mayorkas spoke about the spirit of independence: “This spirit, along with our founding ideals of freedom and democracy, has allowed us to achieve great success as a nation of immigrants. Immigrants come to America in search of opportunity, and by taking the Oath of Allegiance, they embrace the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship.”
Aboard the USS Midway in San Diego, 200 members of the U.S. armed forces took the Oath of Allegiance in front of a crowd of 2,000 people in a ceremony honoring Gulf War veterans.
Keeping with USCIS’s commitment to bring immigration services to the troops wherever they serve, members of the U.S. armed forces took the Oath of Allegiance to become citizens at military-only ceremonies in Baghdad, Kabul, and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.
|46 naval recruits graduating from basic training were naturalized at the Recruit Training Command of Great Lakes Naval Station.|
|New U.S. citizens on the infield of McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox|
For more information on the citizenship process, please visit the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center and USCIS home page.