KGUN 9 On Your SideNewsLocal News


Tucson JCC to hold naturalization ceremony for 153 people from 39 countries

Nebraska state senator faces backlash for referring to American flag as 'a rag'
Posted at 9:11 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 11:11:46-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — One hundred and fifty three people will become U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony this week.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are partnering with the Tucson Jewish Community Center for the event that takes place Feb. 14.

Candidates at the ceremony originate from the following countries: Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Canada, China, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, El Salvador, Guatemala, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, United Kingdom and Vietnam.

"USCIS naturalized 834,000 new citizens in fiscal year 2019 – an 11-year high in new oaths of citizenship," said USCIS in a press release.

Friends and family members are welcome to attend the 10:00 a.m. event.