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Media Advisory: USCIS to Celebrate the Citizenship of 13 Children during an Independence Day Celebration at the Betsy Ross House

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PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the citizenship of 13 children during a special ceremony at the Betsy Ross House on Saturday, July 4th at 1:30 p.m.  The ceremony is part of the Betsy Ross House annual Independence Day celebration. 

USCIS Philadelphia will administer a special Oath of Allegiance and present the 13 children with certificates of citizenship recognizing and celebrating their citizenship, which is generally derived through their naturalized parents or adoption.

The children, ranging in ages 9 to 13, originate from the following 11 countries: Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Egypt (3), Jordan (2), Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, South Korea, and Vietnam. 

This ceremony is part of USCIS’ annual Independence Day celebration. This year, USCIS celebrates our nation’s 239th birthday by welcoming more than 4,000 new U.S. citizens in more than 50 naturalization ceremonies across the country from July 1through July 4. To view a list of 2015 Independence Day naturalization ceremonies, visit

USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share their experience and photos from their ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.

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


13 Young and Newly minted US Citizens

USCIS Officials




Saturday,  July 4, 1:30 p.m.


Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street in Philadelphia, Pa.



Anita Rios Moore, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, 202.604.9832 or



Media should arrive at least 15 minutes or early to allow for set-up.


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