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Independence Day 2024: USCIS Honors the Day with Continued Naturalization Efforts

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WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will celebrate Independence Day by welcoming approximately 11,000 new citizens in over 195 naturalization ceremonies between June 28 and July 5. These ceremonies highlight the government’s commitment to welcoming immigrants and promoting U.S. citizenship. In fiscal year 2023, USCIS welcomed 878,500 new citizens, and 589,400 so far in FY 2024, significantly reducing naturalization pending queues.

USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou emphasized the privilege of administering the Oath of Allegiance during Independence Day, recognizing the diversity and character new citizens bring to the nation. Special ceremonies will be held nationwide, including at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and other notable locations. USCIS continues to support naturalization through initiatives like the Outstanding Americans by Choice, grants to immigrant-serving organizations, and the Citizenship Ambassador initiative. USCIS also offers dedicated support for military members and encourages new citizens to share their stories using #NewUSCitizen.

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