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Thousands Become Citizens on Independence Day

Rising Hand The United States holds a special ceremony every year on or very close to Independence Day. During that ceremony, thousands of people are sworn in as citizens. This year, close to 15,000 people had the opportunity to participate in these ceremonies. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said that there were more than 65 separate ceremonies held in areas across the country.

Immigrants took their citizenship oath in national parks, museums and libraries. Some of the ceremonies were held on baseball fields, and others were held on aircraft carriers. One ceremony was held at the home of Thomas Jefferson, one of the country’s founding fathers.

To be eligible to participate in a ceremony, an immigrant must have had a green card or been a permanent resident for at least five years. Those who are seeking to become citizens after marrying a United States citizen must have been married for three years. Participants must pass a citizenship test and be able to speak, read and write English. The test is a difficult one. It is estimated that only two-thirds of natural-born Americans of voting age could pass it.

If you need assistance with immigration issues in Washington state or elsewhere in the country, please call our office. We have extensive knowledge in immigration law throughout the country and can provide you with the information that you need. Call today to schedule an appointment to speak with one of our attorneys. We are looking forward to meeting you and discussing your needs.

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I applied for citizenship the first time, but my husband was previously denied citizenship. We hired Elliott Law Group and both Lana and Kate really exceeded our expectations. My husband and I just got sworn in as U.S. citizens! T.S.
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I first hired Lana to help me obtain legal residency for my parents in 2006, then for my wife in 2007. She did a great job and my parents and wife got their green cards. Although Lana is not in California anymore, she still assists with immigration processes for other members of my family. I highly recommend her services to anyone who needs the help of a highly qualified immigration lawyer. S.P.
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