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28 September 2010

Constitution Week Naturalizations at National Parks

USCIS celebrated Citizenship Day, Constitution Day and Constitution Week by naturalizing citizenship candidates during special ceremonies held across the United States at National Park Service venues.

Photo added October 12: A naturalization ceremony held at Arches National Park in September 2010
Photo added October 12: A naturalization ceremony held at Arches National Park on September 24, 2010

The ceremonies embraced the theme "Embrace Citizenship - Experience America through Your National Parks."

Director Mayorkas with new citizens in front of Lincoln Memorial

During a special naturalization ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday, USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas administered the Oath of Allegiance and presented Patrick Corvington, CEO for the Corporation for National and Community Service and native of Haiti, with the Outstanding American by Choice (ABC) recognition. Following acceptance of the ABC, Mr. Corvington delivered the keynote to the 27 new Americans hailing from 17 countries.

Also included in the ceremony was National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis who provided welcoming remarks and Naval Corpsman Jhonny Alexander Franco Garcia, a native of Colombia who recited the Pledge of Allegiance. After the special ceremony all 27 new citizens posed for a portrait on the steps of the beautiful monument with Director Mayorkas, Director Jarvis and Mr. Corvington.



At September 28, 2010 at 10:57:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any news on the 3 year EAD/AP card?

At October 2, 2010 at 9:26:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

@USCIS Blog Team:

You posted the following on 03 May 2010 @2:12 PM under the title.....Suggestions from Beacon Readers:

"Over the past few weeks, readers have written in with a number of comments. We wanted to take a moment to address five of the most frequent suggestions.

"1) Combine EAD and AP into one document and issue for 3 years.

USCIS is in the process of developing a combination work authorization (EAD) and Advance Parole (AP) card. An announcement regarding this combination card will be made later this year."

Can you please update the Beacon Readers and affected individuals how far USCIS has progressed with this promise? Thank you.

At October 3, 2010 at 12:38:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...


1. Why the processing times are not accurate as the processing times include both regular and premium.
My application is pending for past 4 months in Initial review for H1B Extension but online processing times says 2 months.

Please do something. Someone is not doing the Job.

2. Why Green Card (Employment) based pending Inventory list is not published? Someone is again not doing job over there.

Again Please do something.

At October 28, 2010 at 8:12:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the insight! Regards!



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