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Claire Nicholson, Public Affairs Officer, USCIS
(213) 830-3835 (Office) or (202) 288-1637 (Cell)
 

For Immediate Release

8,120 APPLICANTS SCHEDULED TO TAKE OATH OF ALLEGIANCE AND BECOME US CITIZENS

 

POMONA, CA. – Los Angeles and Southern California will welcome 8,120 new U.S. citizens on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at Fairplex in Pomona. The candidates, lawful permanent residents who have met all the requirements for citizenship, represent over 100 countries. Candidates representing most Branches of the Armed Forces will also be among those taking the Oath of Allegiance.

The top five countries represented at tomorrow’s ceremonies will be: 1) Mexico; 2) Philippines;
3) El Salvador; 4) Vietnam; and 5) China. These monthly naturalization ceremonies highlight Los Angeles District Office 23’s successful efforts to process thousands of lawful permanent residents to become citizens of the United States of America. During Fiscal Year 2011, nearly 77,000 candidates for citizenship became naturalized U.S. citizens in USCIS District 23 which covers the seven counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo.

EVENT:  U.S. Citizenship Oath-Taking Ceremonies

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 8:00, 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
   Ceremony may start slightly ahead of schedule at court's discretion

LOCATION:  L.A. County Fairgrounds/Fairplex – Expo Hall 4
                                       1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA.  91768
 
NOTE TO ASSIGNMENT EDITORS:
1. Please advise your reporters and/or camera crews to arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled start of event. All media should report to the stage area for check-in, where they will present their press credentials or identification and receive U.S. District Court media orientation.


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