11th Annual Naturalization Ceremony on Independence Day

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On July 4, 2019, thousands of immigrants from dozens of countries became American citizens during the 11th-annual Independence Day naturalization ceremonies held across the United States. 

Iowa, Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Florida, California and New Mexico are among the states to welcome new Americans on the holiday. Mount Vernon, Virginia – the home of the United State’s 1st President George Washington; Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson; and the USS Constitution and 9/11 Memorial in New York City are just 4 of the historic sites celebrating new American citizens on July 4 with naturalization ceremonies. 

July 1-5, USCIS celebrated the Declaration of Independence and the birth of our country by welcoming nearly 7,500 new American citizens in 110 naturalization ceremonies across the country:

“On July 4, we celebrate the day the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation – the United States of America – and were no longer part of the British Empire. Each year, USCIS marks Independence Day with naturalization ceremonies.” 

The Immigration Simplified attorneys work with you to evaluate your eligibility to become a US citizen and guide you in your journey to citizenship. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office or call us at (312) 883-9944.