USCIS Welcomes 27,000 New American Citizens

NewsImageAmerican citizens are an important addition to US culture, future success, and the economy. Each year, the US welcomes many thousands of new US citizens in citizenship ceremonies. US citizenship ceremonies, also known as naturalization ceremonies, are held throughout the year. Some are fairly modest events. However, each year,days and celebrations that are important to the US, the US government and the USCIS create special naturalization ceremonies which help commemorate special holidays and the importance of new American citizens to US culture and economy.

The USCIS and the US government, for example, planned special naturalization ceremonies for 2011’s Constitution Day and Citizenship Day (September 17). During 285 special naturalization ceremonies for Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the US welcomed 27 000 new immigrants. The ceremonies, held the week of September 15, were held at important sites around the nation and around the world. Among the special sites chosen were more than 14 national parks, thanks to a special partnership between the USCIS and the National Park Service (NPS). The USCIS has stated that national parks are an ideal place for specialized U. S. naturalization ceremonies, since national parks are usually historic sites and protected sites that celebrate US culture and history. This makes them especially appropriate for special U. S. naturalization ceremonies, designed to commemorate the importance of new American citizens and the future of the US.

The special citizenship ceremonies are an annual event, held every year on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. Citizenship Day is a unique way to celebrate the importance of new US citizens to US culture and the US economy while Constitution Day celebrates the signing of the US Constitution, which protects all US citizens. The USCIS plans special naturalization ceremonies each year on these holidays to commemorate the importance of US citizenship in the nation.

One of the largest ceremonies to be held this year was planned for the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. for September 23, but was eventually moved to the Department of the Interior’s Sidney R. Yates Auditorium due to weather conditions. Other special naturalization ceremonies for on Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in 2011 were held at New York City’s Federal Hall, Yosemite National Park in California, Washington’s Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Rhode Island’s Roger Williams National Memorial, California’s Point Reyes National Seashore, San Diego’s Golden Hall, the National Archives in both Atlanta and Boston, California’s Campbell Heritage Theater. A special ceremony for military personnel becoming US citizens was also held on board the USS North Carolina in North Carolina.