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.
|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.|