Thirty-two people from 13 countries are scheduled to be sworn in as new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony Friday, Sept. 16, at Yosemite National Park. The group includes 12 people from Mexico, seven from The Philippines, two from Fiji and two from Cambodia. Also represented are Chile, China, Hong Kong, Guatemala, Iran, Laos, Russia, the United Kingdom and Yemen.
The ceremony is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Glacier Point. Don Riding, director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services's field office, will host the event. Remarks are expected by Yosemite Superintendent Don Neubacher and USCIS directors Lori Scialabba, Susan Curda and Carolyn Muzyka.
The ceremony commemorates Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, which recognizes the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.
-- Posted by Brandon Bowers