USCIS Welcomes 4,000 New Citizens July 1-4 to Celebrate Independence Day


USCIS welcomed more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens across the country at over 50 naturalization ceremonies from July 1-4.

“As we celebrate Independence Day, we welcome over 4,000 new Americans who will be able to enjoy all the rights, privileges and responsibilities of U.S. citizenship,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez.

Citizenship candidates took the Oath of Allegiance at locations including the New York Public Library, Harold Washington Public Library in Chicago, Seattle Center, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans and the Tower Theater in Miami. This year’s celebration also featured ceremonies at historic sites such as George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia; Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia; and the USS Midway in San Diego, California.