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Lowcountry to welcome 120 new U.S. citizens during naturalization ceremony

U.S. naturalization ceremony (Source: WCSC) U.S. naturalization ceremony (Source: WCSC)
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) -

In honor of National Citizenship Day, the Lowcountry will welcome 120 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Charles Pinckney National Historical Site.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host the ceremony Friday, September 16 at 10:30 a.m. The candidates will take the Oath of Allegiance administered by a United States judge. The ceremony is one of many Constitution Day and Citizenship Day events taking place nationally Sept. 14-23. 

USCIS recognizes the individual candidates for their effort to achieve legal citizenship and encourages all Americans to remember the rights and responsibilities as a U.S. citizen. In 2015, approximately 5,000 citizens have been naturalized in through USCIS ceremonies in South Carolina.

Families and friends are encouraged to join the candidates for the ceremony. Citizenship candidates should arrive at 10:00 am.

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