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USCIS to Welcome 17,800 New U.S. Citizens During Presidents Day Naturalization Ceremonies

Release Date: February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 17,800 new U.S. citizens during 148 naturalization ceremonies across the country from Feb. 14 through Feb. 22.

"I am very proud that nearly 18,000 immigrants will become U.S. citizens this week," said USCIS Acting Director Lori Scialabba. "It is special for our newest citizens to take their Oaths of Allegiance as we celebrate Presidents Day. Our newest citizens will help shape our nation’s future. Through the contributions they make, and by choosing to naturalize, they reinforce America’s unique heritage as a nation of immigrants."

Acting Director Scialabba will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 75 candidates and deliver keynote remarks during a naturalization ceremony on Presidents Day, Feb. 17, at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta.

Other special ceremonies during the week will be held at:  

  • The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Feb. 18.
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens in Mount Vernon, Va. on Feb. 22.

A complete list of 2014 Presidents Day special naturalization ceremonies is available in the News section of our website.

USCIS invites new citizens and their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies through Twitter, using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow us on Facebook (/uscis), Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/14/2014