USCIS welcomed 35 new US citizens at the Colorado State Capitol

Special naturalization ceremony held in honor of Colorado Statehood Day

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services welcomed 35 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Tuesday at the Colorado State Capitol. USCIS Kansas City District Director David Douglas administered the Oath of Allegiance and Gov. Jared Polis  offer ed congratulatory remarks. The ceremony was held in honor of the 147th anniversary of Colorado statehood.

The 35 candidates originate from 20 countries: Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Honduras, India, Liberia, Mexico, Poland, Sudan, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

USCIS often participates in naturalization ceremonies at museums, schools, libraries and other notable locations to celebrate the conclusion of an immigrant’s journey to citizenship and honor their commitment. Ceremonies in honor of national holidays or significant historic anniversaries—like Colorado Statehood Day—connect new citizens with our nation’s past, while welcoming them as part of America’s future. Colorado joined the union as the 38th state on August 1, 1876.

USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media, using the hashtag #NewUSCitizen.  

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