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Tucson Independence Day ceremony naturalizes 20 new US citizens

This year, 20 people from 18 different countries pledged allegiance to the United States of America. (Source: KOLD News 13) This year, 20 people from 18 different countries pledged allegiance to the United States of America. (Source: KOLD News 13)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services held an Independence Day naturalization ceremony Tuesday morning, July 4.

This year, 20 people from 18 different countries pledged allegiance to the United States of America. They originate from Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Ukraine, and United Kingdom.

During the ceremony USCIS Tucson Field Office Director Julie Hashimoto, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Macdonald, and U.S. Rep. Raul M. Grijalva were tp welcome the candidates to the country.

The ceremony took place at Saguaro National Park at 9 a.m.

According to the USCIS, more than 15,000 people will become U.S. citizens during more than 65 naturalization ceremonies across the country.

Tucson News Now’s Cynthia Washington was at the ceremony. Follow her on Twitter for updates.

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