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Pittsburgh, Pa. ─ U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will honor our nation’s Military on Wednesday, May 25, during a naturalization ceremony at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum.

 

USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office Director Michael Horvath will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 80 new citizens. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum President and CEO John McCabe will welcome the new citizens. Vietnam Veterans Incorporated will present the colors. One new citizen from Rwanda will speak about her journey to becoming a U.S. citizen.

 

The 80 candidates originate from the following 33 countries: Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Bosnia- Herzegovina, Brazil, Burma, Canada, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Cote D’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ghana, Guinea, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

This event is part of USCIS’s annual celebration to remember all of the members of our armed forces for their tireless dedication to duty, our country and the freedoms we all enjoy. Current members of U.S. armed forces and recently discharged service members are authorized, under special provisions of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), an expedited application and naturalization process. Over 729,000 people naturalized as U.S. citizens during fiscal year 2015. Of these, 7,521 are members of the military.

USCIS is asking new citizens and their families and friends to share the experiences and photos from their ceremonies via Twitter using the hashtags #newUScitizen. For more information on USCIS and its programs, please visit www.uscis.gov or follow the USCIS blog The Beacon.

 

WHO:

 

Michael Horvath, USCIS Pittsburgh Field Office Director

John McCabe, President and CEO, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, guest speaker

WHEN:

 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 11 am

 

WHERE:

 

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, 4141 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

 

CONTACT: Jane Cowley, USCIS Public Affairs Officer, jane.m.cowley@uscis.dhs.gov, 202-507-2071

 

NOTE: Media representatives are advised to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow for set-up time prior to the beginning of the ceremony.

 

– USCIS –