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Contact: Tracy Swartout, Deputy Superintendent, 360-569-6502
Mount Rainier National Park is honored to host a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 for fifteen candidates who will become United States citizens. The U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Seattle District Director, Anne Corsano, will swear in the new citizens at a special ceremony that will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the plaza area near the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise.
"It is particularly fitting to take the oath of citizenship at Mount Rainier National Park during the National Park Service's Centennial year," said Randy King, Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent. "National Parks have been called 'America's Best Idea' and all citizens are stewards of the incredible resources and stories that are preserved in our National Parks for future generations."
The keynote speaker for this event is Tracy Swartout, Mount Rainier National Park Deputy Superintendent. The park advises that due to road construction, it may take up to thirty additional minutes to travel between Longmire and Paradise.
The National Park Service and USCIS partnership agreement helps introduce new citizens to some of the nation's most significant natural resources and cultural heritage sites. These historic and picturesque sites provide an ideal backdrop for citizenship ceremonies, where new citizens can learn about and reflect on American identity and the responsibilities of citizenship.
The USCIS invites new citizens, their families and friends to share the experience on Twitter using the hashtag #newUScitizen.
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For more information about USCIS, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow them on Twitter @uscis, YouTube at /uscis and the USCIS blog The Beacon.
Park information, announcements, and webcams are posted on the park's official website, www.nps.gov/mora.
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