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USCIS Welcomes More Than 14,000 New Citizens

More than 14,000 people will be welcomed as new citizens of the United States between June 28 and July 10 in commemoration of Independence Day.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said in a statement Thursday that it plans to deliver the oath to thousands of individuals at about 175 naturalization ceremonies across the country.

The first ceremony was held at Bexar County Courthouse in San Antonio on June 28. Thirty-seven people were naturalized.

“The naturalization ceremony marks the end of the journey toward citizenship, just as it marks the start of new lives as American citizens,” USCIS Director L. Francis Director Cissna said in a statement. “We are humbled to be able to share in this moment of pride, joy, and personal triumph.”

Read more at USCIS

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