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USCIS to Welcome 250 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebration at South Mountain Community College

USCIS to Welcome 250 New Citizens

During Independence Day Celebration at South Mountain Community College

Citizenship candidates to take Oath at public libraries and historic landmarks

 

PHOENIX — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at South Mountain Community College.

The Honorable Roslyn O. Silver, U.S. Federal Judge for the District of Arizona will preside over the ceremony and administer the Oath of Allegiance to the new citizens.

Honored guests and speakers include:  former State Senator Robert Blendu, and USCIS Phoenix District Director Al Gallmann.

The 250 citizenship candidates originate from the following 57 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bularia, Burma, Canada, Chile, China, People’s Republic, Colombia, Congo, Congo-Kinshasa, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, ST. Vincent –Grenadines, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USSR, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia.

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 www.uscis.gov/news.

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 www.uscis.gov or follow us on Twitter (@uscis), YouTube (/uscis) and the USCIS blog The Beacon.

 

WHO: USCIS District Director Al Gallmann

Former State Senator Robert Blendu

The Honorable Roslyn O. Silver, U.S. Federal Judge

WHEN: Friday, July 3, at 9 a.m.
WHERE: South Mountain Community College

7050 S. 24thStreet

Phoenix, AZ 85042

CONTACT: Maria Elena Upson,

USCIS Public Affairs Officer

(602) 462-2503 desk

(214) 208-7765 mobile

NOTE: Media should plan on arriving at least 30 minutes before the ceremony begins.

 

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