Naturalization Ceremony

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Date: September 14, 2016
Contact: Anita Badertscher , 520-377-5063

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will team with the National Park Service (NPS) to welcome 16 new U.S. citizens on Saturday, during an outdoor ceremony at Tumacacori National Historical Park.  

U.S. District Judge James S. Soto will administer the Oath of Allegiance, and Tumacacori National Park Superintendent Bob Love will deliver the keynote address. 

The NPS turns 100 this year, and in celebration, USCIS has partnered with NPS to hold more than 100 naturalization ceremonies on National Park sites during 2016. This ceremony is also part of USCIS' annual celebration of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, observed on September 17, and Constitution Week, recognized this year from September 16 –23. USCIS will welcome more than 38,000 new citizens during more than 240 naturalization ceremonies during this week-long observance.

The 16 citizenship candidates originate from the following 15 countries: Albania, Australia, Bhutan, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, India, Iraq, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, Somalia, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Vietnam.

USCIS invites new citizens, their families and friends to share their experiences from the ceremonies via social media using the hashtag #newUScitizen.


16 immigrants from 15 countries will be sworn in as new U.S. citizens.


Saturday, Sept ember 17, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

NOTE: The Oath of Allegiance occurs early in the ceremony. Please arrive early to catch this classic photo opportunity.


Tumacacori National Historical Park

1891 I-19 Frontage Road

Tumacacori, Ariz 85640


Maria Elena Upson, USCIS Public Affairs Officer

Office: (602) 462-2503 | Cell: (214) 208-7765

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Last updated: September 14, 2016

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