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05 July 2011

24,000 New Citizens Celebrate Independence Day

To celebrate America’s 235th birthday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed more than 24,000 new citizens at approximately 350 naturalization ceremonies around the globe. Nothing is more patriotic than saying the Oath of Allegiance while also celebrating the nation’s independence.

Read the full story at The Blog at Homeland Security.

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At July 7, 2011 at 12:55:00 PM EDT , Anonymous NOUHOUMON DEGBELO said...

CONGRATULATIONS to the 24,000 new citizens,especially the ones serving in the military.....
My application for naturalization has been on "placed in line for interview scheduling" for a while now. I was so hoping to take the oath on july 4th as well. It doesn't make me less American to take it any time but it would definitely have been the best feeling in the world to become American on july 4th!

 
At July 12, 2011 at 2:47:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As per August 2011 Visabulletin EB-2 India date is 15 April 2007, and EB-3 India date is 01 June 2002 that means People are here in this country from July 2002 waiting like a bird just for the Visa bulletin. the people who are here around April 2007 will get Green Card and the people who are here in USA on year 2002 have to wait still. Please make the spill over equal to EB-3 India and EB-2 India. otherwise this is injustice. or Atleast move the dates of EB-3 India at least until Year 2006. This is real injustice. The interpretation of Law is changed according to the pressure from some organisation this is not good.

 
At July 13, 2011 at 12:31:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Convert to EB-2 my friend.! USCIS cannot control the VISA Bulletin, barking at the wrong spot. You need to address it @ DOS who release the bulletin monthly and are involved in allocation of VISA numbers.

 
At July 14, 2011 at 3:58:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Alejandro - Agapornis fischer said...

It is good to know that 24,000 new citizens are coming to the USA just to celebrate this day. There in the USA, the patriotism is in other level comparing to Spain. CONGRATULATIONS to you!

 
At August 1, 2011 at 12:01:00 AM EDT , Blogger Bernardo said...

24000 new citizens is good news for the US, however would be more of them if the rules concerning the green card 'requirements' would change, think for a moment that in times of economic crisis that the ones we live in it would be great for the US economy if LPRs are allowed to pay taxes while they are overseas, let's face it, many LPRs travel back to their countries every year looking for jobs that they cannot find in America, then they might be allowed to pay taxes and apply also for US citizenship while being overseas, why? a) because of the huge amount of money that would pour into the US every year, b) because the law as it is now is archaic, nobody stays in one spot, people move from place to place, the important thing is to be an American no matter the country ,and of course to pay taxes helping with this the US economy. Those people already showed their loyalty to the US, they fulfill all the requirements to be a 'potential citizen', they do not drain social money from the govt, they prefer to find a job elsewhere and have the chance to pay taxes in the US and then become a citizen, paying taxes as well in the US; let's have the law changed and put the US economy back in business

 
At August 16, 2011 at 6:36:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have massive unemployment, bringing in new permanent competition for limited jobs and resources are NOT in the best interest of this country and its 14-22 million legal immigrants and citizens that can't find a job!!!

 
At October 13, 2011 at 9:49:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anthony | Frases Para Enamorar said...

This is definitely controversial. I think regardless of having citizens here, that shouldn't affect the job-seekers out there today. There is NO reason why a new citizen can get a job, and one that already is can't get a job.

 
At February 16, 2012 at 8:25:00 PM EST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see people on this site suggesting that there is a "shortage" of technology workers in the U.S. That's true, if by "shortage" you mean cheap labor. People who systematically destroy the economic future of American educated workers are just beginning to come under scrutiny. Bring automation to the farms of India, where 70% of the population make their living, and see what massive suffering follows. Each government has the responsibility to secure the future of its people. Maintaining the value of labor is the ultimate responsibility of all governments, and failing in this will bring them down in a most dreadful way.

 

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