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Contact: Kathy Steichen, 360-569-6510
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) Seattle District and Field Offices and Mount Rainier National Park will host a naturalization ceremony on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 for fifteen soldiers who will become United States citizens. USCIS Seattle District Director Anne Corsano will swear in the new citizens at a special ceremony that will begin at 11:00 am in the plaza area near the Henry M. Jackson Memorial Visitor Center at Paradise. The service members come from ten countries, and represent the Army (12) and the Army National Guard (3).
The keynote speaker at this ceremony is Mount Rainier National Park Deputy Superintendent Tracy Swartout.
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is conferred upon foreign citizens or nationals after fulfilling the requirements established by Congress. After naturalization, foreign-born citizens enjoy nearly all the same benefits, rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives to native-born U.S. citizens, including the right to vote. During fiscal year 2017, more than 719,000 people became U.S. citizens.
USCIS encourages new citizens and guests to share their naturalization ceremony experiences and photos through social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.
WHO: Mount Rainier National Park Deputy Superintendent Tracy Swartout; USCIS District Director Anne Corsano
WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 11:00 am
WHERE: Mount Rainier National Park, Paradise plaza near Jackson Visitor Center
CONTACTS: Sharon Rummery, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, 415-248-8873 office; 415-987-0191 cell; e-mail us; Twitter @USCImediaSF
Kathy Steichen, Mount Rainier NP Chief of Interpretation, 360-569-6510; e-mail us