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UPDATE: USCIS to Welcome 5,000 New U.S. Citizens During Naturalization Ceremonies for Presidents Day
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor Presidents Day by welcoming approximately 5,000 new U.S. citizens during nearly 40 Presidents Day-themed naturalization ceremonies across the country Feb. 13-22.
“Congratulations to the nearly 5,000 immigrants who will become U.S. citizens around Presidents Day,” said USCIS Director León Rodríguez. “Citizenship is a critical component of immigrant integration. It provides immigrants with an equal footing, and fosters a sense of belonging and inclusion that strengthens the bonds of shared ownership in society. As we celebrate Presidents Day, I encourage anyone who is eligible for naturalization to consider the rights, responsibilities and opportunities of citizenship.”
USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba will provide congratulatory remarks to 200 people at a naturalization ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Feb. 17. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña will deliver keynote remarks at George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia on Feb. 22.
USCIS encourages new citizens and their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies through Twitter and other social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.