WASHINGTON D.C.â€”U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Lori Scialabba will help USCIS celebrate our nationâ€™s 238th birthday as the agency welcomes approximately 9,000 new U.S. citizens during more than 100 naturalization ceremonies across the country from June 30 to July 4.
â€œWeâ€™re honored to celebrate Independence Day by welcoming new U.S. citizens at ceremonies across the United States,â€ said USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba.
â€œItâ€™s our pleasure to celebrate the fulfillment of their dreams of citizenship at the same time we celebrate the birth of our country.â€
Citizenship candidates will take the Oath of Allegiance during numerous ceremonies, including: Nevadaâ€™s Las Vegas City Hall; Old Salem Museum and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Turner Field in Atlanta; the Miramar Branch Library & Education Center, Miramar, Florida; Saguaro National Park in Tucson, Arizona; the New York Public Library in New York City; the Seattle Center in Seattle; the National World War II Museum in New Orleans; the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library in Memphis, Tennessee; and California’s Great America Theme Park in Santa Clara, California.
This yearâ€™s celebration of Independence Day and U.S. citizenship also will feature special naturalization ceremonies at sites integral to Americaâ€™s history, including: George Washingtonâ€™s Mount Vernon in Mount Vernon, Virginia; Thomas Jeffersonâ€™s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia; the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, South Dakota; the USS Midway in San Diego, California; the Battleship New Jersey in Camden, New Jersey; and Saratoga National Historical Park in Stillwater, New York.
To view a list of 2014 Independence Day naturalization ceremonies, visit www.uscis.gov/news. USCIS encourages new citizens and their families and friends to share their ceremony experience and photos afterward via Twitter and other social media, using #newUScitizen.