Singing Loudly: Welcome to Citizenry

Singing Loudly

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Welcome to Citizenry

From the Immigrants Weekly email, I read the following comment:

15,000 Become America's Newest Citizens

More than 15,000 individuals will become America's newest
citizens during special July 4th naturalization ceremonies.
According to USCIS Acting Director Michael Petrucelli,

"Every Fourth of July we are reminded of the sacred responsibilities
and privileges we enjoy as Americans. Over the next week, USCIS will
introduce more than 15,000 new citizens to our American values of
life, liberty and freedom, and allow them to truly celebrate
Independence Day for the first time."

Immigrant's Weekly welcomes our newest citizens and wishes everyone
a happy, healthy July 4th!

Indeed, many congrats to our newest citizens. I haven't actually watched a naturalization ceremony, but I've been in the same convention center with a large group that was going through the ceremony. They are the proudest, happiest, and most excited Americans you can find.

It really is a special thing to have you citizenship, and, I think, it's something that is unfortunately taken for granted by those who have no clue how special they are to have their citizenship by birth.

Congrats to those who will become citizens this coming week!


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