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19 November 2012

30 New Citizens Naturalized Live on the "Today Show" in New York City

This past Friday, 30 new citizens were naturalized during a very special ceremony held live on the "Today Show" at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

The 30 candidates from around the world wait for the ceremony to begin

The 30 candidates from around the world wait for the ceremony to begin...

On hand to speak and present the new Americans with Certificates of Naturalization were USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas and DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Director Mayorkas addresses the 30 candidates and audience

Director Mayorkas addresses the 30 candidates and audience

The ceremony, held in conjunction with the week of Veterans Day, honored those who serve, and featured Lee Greenwood singing "God Bless the USA" after the Oath of Allegiance.

From left: Lee Greenwood, Secretary Napolitano and Director Mayorkas with a naturalized member of the U.S. armed forces

From left: Lee Greenwood, Secretary Napolitano and Director Mayorkas with a naturalized member of the U.S. armed forces

Among those to naturalize were members of the U.S. armed forces. Since 2002, USCIS has naturalized 82,000 members of the U.S. military.

To see additional photos of the ceremony, please visit our Facebook page.

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4 Comments:

At November 28, 2012 at 2:56:00 AM EST , Anonymous Sonny said...

Such a nice ceremony and a beautiful event. God bless American and our troops.

 
At March 17, 2013 at 2:34:00 PM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a concern about my application for citizenship. I submitted the form N-400 and requested a fee waiver using form I-912. I received a rejection notice stating that I do not meet the basis for the poverty guidelines. However, I did NOT select poverty, I selected financial hardship. I sent an email to the lockboxsupport@dhs.gov over a week ago and I have not had a response. What do I do in this scenario?

 
At October 27, 2014 at 6:24:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Robert Brucker said...

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At October 27, 2014 at 6:25:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Robert Brucker said...

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