Veterans Day Naturalization Ceremonies Honor Immigrant Contributions
SAN FRANCISCO — This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a series of special Veterans Day naturalization ceremonies. From Nov. 7-13, USCIS will welcome more than 10,000 new citizens in nearly 130 naturalization ceremonies across the country and around the world.
Of those naturalizing, at least 255 are veterans, service members and military spouses.
“In the wake of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision this week, let us not forget the great contributions of our immigrant neighbors who have dedicated their lives to our country through military service,” said Melissa Rodgers of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, director of the New Americans Campaign. “There is no better way to thank them for their dedication to our country than to welcome them as new Americans.”
“On this Veterans Day, the New Americans Campaign stands with USCIS as it recognizes immigrants from all over the world. These Veterans Day ceremonies provide us with an opportunity to reflect on how immigrants make our country stronger and why the New Americans Campaign reaches out to the millions of lawful permanents residents eligible to become citizens today.”