This Thursday, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming will welcome 38 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Yellowstone National Park. The citizenship candidates originate from 25 countries and are residents of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana communities surrounding the Park.
The press release reads as follows:
GARDINER, Mont. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming will welcome 38 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Thursday at Yellowstone National Park.
Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick will administer the Oath of Allegiance. USCIS Western Region Director John Daly, Jr. and Yellowstone National Park Deputy Superintendent Mike Tranel will offer congratulatory remarks to the new citizens.
The 38 citizenship candidates originate from 25 countries including: Australia, Belarus, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Ghana, Honduras, India, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Moldova, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
The new citizens are residents of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana communities surrounding Yellowstone National Park.
USCIS often participates in naturalization ceremonies at museums, national parks – like Yellowstone National Park – libraries and other notable locations to celebrate the conclusion of an immigrant’s journey to citizenship and honor the commitment they’ve shown along the way.
USCIS and NPS currently have a signed Memorandum of Understanding, first signed in 2006, that advances the meaning and stature of citizenship by building connections between new citizens and America’s parks. Special venues not only make these events meaningful for those who have chosen to participate in American democracy and dedicated themselves to the country’s future, but they also reflect the strength and spirit of the United States.
USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media, using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen. NPS encourages use of the hashtags #FindYourPark and #MyParkStory.