This week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be sponsoring nearly 40 naturalization ceremonies nationwide, and people with a history of serving in the military (as well as their spouses) will be honored during these Veterans’ Day naturalization ceremonies. According to the USCIS press release regarding these ongoing naturalization ceremonies, more than 3,000 people are expected to be welcomed as new American citizens after taking the Oath of Allegiance.
As USCIS Director León Rodríguez has stated regarding these ceremonies:
On Veterans Day, we honor the men and women who have pledged to defend our nation, as we cherish the freedoms we enjoy because of the sacrifices of our service members, and their families… today, we honor those who pledged to defend our nation before they were even citizens of our nation.