July 21st, 2011 by Eric J. Ramos
IN THIS ISSUE:
The Day Independence was Declared
Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas
The Bill of Rights, the First 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution
The Faces of US Immigrants: The Founding Fathers
Recipes From The Melting Pot: The Hamburger, An American July 4th Staple
U.S. Citizenship and the Oath of Allegiance This July 4th
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), more than 24,000 immigrants took their oath of allegiance in the last stage of the U.S. citizenship process. About 350 ceremonies were held across the country and around the world from June 27 to July 4, from San Francisco to Indianapolis to Boston to Iraq.
And based on recent Department of Homeland Security data, nearly 8 million of the 12.5 million legal permanent residents living in the United States are currently eligible to file for U.S. Citizenship.
If you are one of these eight million people who are eligible, apply for U.S. Citizenship today, and in 6 to 9 months, you can exercise one of the most fundamental rights bestowed on a citizen – the right to vote.
Congratulations to all new U.S. Citizens from all of us at Immigration Direct!