Citizenship candidates take the Oath at public parks and historic landmarks nationwide
Camden, N.J. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services New York Acting District Director
John Thompson will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a
special naturalization ceremony at the Battleship New Jersey.
One U.S. Army service member will be taking the Oath of Allegiance to become a U.S. citizen.
The 47 citizenship candidates originate from the following 33 countries: Bangladesh, Bulgaria,
Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Germany,
Ghana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, India, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan,
Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
This ceremony is part of USCIS’ annual Independence Day celebration. This year, USCIS celebrates
the 241st anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming
nearly 15,000 new U.S. citizens in more than 65 Independence Day-themed naturalization ceremonies
across the country.
We invite new citizens and their families and friends to share their experiences and photos from the
ceremonies on social media using the hashtags #newUScitizen and #July4th.
WHO: John Thompson, USCIS Acting New York District Director
Keith Dorr, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer, USCIS Mount Laurel Field Office
WHEN: Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Battleship New Jersey
100 Clinton Street,
Camden, NJ 08103
(Parking on Clinton Street and in Marina lot)