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USCIS and RCBC to welcome new citizens during Constitution Week

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In recognition of Constitution Week and Citizenship Day, both taking place over the week beginning Monday, Sept. 17, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will welcome America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at Rowan College at Burlington County on Tuesday, Sep. 18. USCIS Deputy District Director Tamika Gray will administer the Oath of Allegiance.

Dr. Michael A. Cioce, president of Rowan College at Burlington County, and Kate Gibbs, director of the Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders, will address the new citizens. Kenneth Mariano, political science instructor and program coordinator, will serve as Master of Ceremonies. This event is also supported by the League of Women Voters of Burlington County and (in part) by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.

The 100 citizenship candidates originate from the following 44 countries: Bangladesh, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Liberia, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.

This ceremony is part of USCIS’ annual celebration of Constitution Week, recognized this year from Sept. 14 to 23, and Citizenship Day, marked on Sept. 17. USCIS will welcome almost 45,000 new citizens at more than 260 naturalization ceremonies during this week-long observance.

During Constitution Week USCIS celebrates the connection between the Constitution and citizenship and encourages all Americans to reflect on what it means to be a citizen of the United States.

For more information about the naturalization process and filing online, visit uscis.gov or follow USCIS on Twitter (@uscis), Instagram (/uscis), YouTube (/uscis), and Facebook (/uscis).