Citizenship candidates to take Oath at public parks and historic
Camden, N.J. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Associate Director
Daniel Renaud will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest
citizens during a special naturalization ceremony as the Battleship New Jersey.
Honored guests and speakers include: United States Representative Donald
Norcross, who represents New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District; John E.
Thompson, USCIS Newark District Director; and, Ya-Mei Chen, USCIS
Mount Laurel Field Office Director. The U.S. Navy Color Guard will post
The 40 citizenship candidates originate from the following 29 countries:
Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzogovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China,
Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Italy, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria,
Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saint Lucia, United Kingdom
This ceremony is part of USCIS’ annual Independence Day celebration.
This year, USCIS celebrates the 240th anniversary of the Declaration of
Independence, and our nation’s birthday, by welcoming nearly 6,000 new
U.S. citizens in more than 75 naturalization ceremonies across the country
between June 30 and July 4.
To view a list of 2016 Independence Day naturalization ceremonies, visit
USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share the
experience and photos at their ceremonies via Twitter using the hashtag
WHO: Daniel Renaud, USCIS Associate Director, Field Operations Directorate
Congressman Donald Norcross
John E. Thompson, USCIS Newark District Director
Ya-Mei Chen, Field Office Director, USCIS Mount Laurel Field Office
Keith Dorr, Supervisory Immigration Services Officer, USCIS Mount
Laurel Field Office
WHEN: Monday, July 4, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
100 Clinton Street, Camden, NJ 08103 (Parking on Clinton Street lot)
USCIS – Jane Cowley, Public Affairs Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Battleship New Jersey – Jack Willard, 609-868-5664, email@example.com
NOTE: Press should arrive no later than 9:45. The Oath of Allegiance occurs early in the ceremony.