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Celebrating Independence Day 2019 with Naturalization Ceremonies
On July 4, we celebrate our nation’s 243rd birthday and the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day by Welcoming Nearly 7,500 New Citizens
This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming almost 7,500 new citizens in nearly 110 naturalization ceremonies between July 1 and July 5. Our naturalization ceremonies will be held in venues across the country, and include several notable ceremonies.
Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum
Speech by USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli II (as prepared):
Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony on the USS Constitution
Speech by USCIS Deputy Director Mark Koumans
USCIS Acting Director Cuccinelli Response to Amicus Brief Filed by AFGE Local 1924 Leadership
Today, USCIS Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli issued the following statement blasting the amicus brief filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals by AFGE Local 1924 leadership.
Naturalization Fact Sheet
The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. During the last decade, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) welcomed more than 7.4 million naturalized citizens into the fabric of our nation. In fiscal year 2018, over 757,000 people were naturalized.
USCIS Expands FIRST: A Fully Digital FOIA System
USCIS is announcing the expansion of its digital Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Immigration Records System (FIRST).
Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History
Speech by USCIS Deputy Director Mark Koumans.
Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens
On May 23, 2019, the President issued a Presidential Memorandum on Enforcing the Legal Responsibilities of Sponsors of Aliens.
Cuccinelli Named Acting Director of USCIS
Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan today announced that Kenneth T. (Ken) Cuccinelli will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), effective June 10, 2019.
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