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DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke Welcomes New U.S. Citizens during Constitution Week

Today, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke addressed a group of new United States citizens at a naturalization ceremony in Washington, DC. The ceremony, held at the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom at the National Archives, was part of special programming celebrating Constitution Week. Acting Secretary Duke was also joined by Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director James McCament.

 Six Things You Probably Didn't Know About USCIS

Six Things You Probably Didn't Know About USCIS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration into the United States. Some of the services they provide include citizenship, immigration of family members, working in the U.S., humanitarian programs, and adoptions. On an average day, they:

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Special naturalization ceremony on Ellis IslandOver six decades, more than 12 million immigrants came through Ellis Island. Today, 298 people sat in the same place under the American flag and become new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony in the Great Hall. We welcome and celebrate our newest fellow Americans in honor of Citizenship Day and Constitution Week.

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DHS and USCIS celebrated the National Park Service Centennial with naturalization ceremonies across the country. These new U.S. citizens took the Oath of Allegiance at the Grand Canyon. Join them, and find your park! Official photo by the U.S. Department of the Interior.DHS and USCIS celebrated the National Park Service Centennial with naturalization ceremonies across the country. These new U.S. citizens took the Oath of Allegiance at the Grand Canyon. Join them, and find your park! Official photo by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

DHS and USCIS celebrated the National Park Service Centennial with naturalization ceremonies across the country. These new U.S. citizens took the Oath of Allegiance at the Grand Canyon. Join them, and find your park! Official photo by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Photo of the Week

DHS and USCIS celebrated the National Park Service Centennial with naturalization ceremonies across the country. These new U.S. citizens took the Oath of Allegiance at the Grand Canyon. Join them, and find your park! Official photo by the U.S.

A Centenarian and a New U.S. Citizen

Amanda Angelica Budino, a 100-year-old applicant from Buenos Aires, Argentina, recently took the Oath of Allegiance and became a naturalized U.S. CitizenIn a special ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office in Miami, Amanda Angelica Budino, a 100-year-old applicant from Buenos Aires, Argentina, recently took the Oath of Allegiance and became a naturalized U.S. Citizen. She has lived in the United States since 2001 and currently resides with her daughter and granddaughter in Miami. Mrs. Budino was the only member of her family who had not attained U.S. citizenship, and said she didn’t want to die without becoming an American citizen.

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